A vehicle based on Jason Statham's Transporter is making big waves in Eastern Europe. The television action series, which is based off the film franchise, has added new international broadcasters.
Sales agent Europe Images International has brokered deals with Hungary's RTL Klub and Turkey's ATV channel to air the series, which stars Chris Vance. The series debuted in Germany last Thursday, drawing 4.01 million viewers for the world-premiere on top-commercial network RTL for a 17.3 percent share in Germany's key 14-49 demographic.
The series is co-produced by France's Atlantique Productions and QVF in Canada with RTL, with France's M6, HBO/Cinemax in the United States and TMN and Movie Central from Canada helping finance. Perhaps the better question is who is not involved with the series.
Europe Images has already sold the series to Italy's Mediaset, Antena 3 in Spain, HBO Ole in Latin America, Fox International Channels Pty for Australia, India's MSM and Orion Cinema Network in South Korea.
The series is done in 12-parts and sees Vance reprising the role of Frank Martin, who Statham played in the films. Martin is an ex-Special Forces Soldier who works as a transporter, moving dangerous goods for clients all over the world.
It will premiere in the United States in early 2013.