(TORONTO) –Frank Martin returns to deliver the package at any cost when TRANSPORTER–THE SERIES gears back into action for its second season. Premieringwith two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, Oct. 5at 9p.m. ET/MT on The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Movie Central(Western Canada), new episodes of the 12-part, one-hour original drama seriestransport audiences across the globe, from historic Prague to Morocco’s SaharaDesert to the streets of Toronto. Subsequent episodes premiere Sunday nights at9 p.m. ET/MT.
Based on award-winning director Luc Besson’sTransporter film franchise,TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES isa France/Canada international co-production producedby Atlantique Productions and QVF Inc. in association with broadcast partners The Movie Network, Movie Central, and Super Écran in Canada, and M6 inFrance.Thefirst season of TRANSPORTER: THE SERIESwas the most-watchedCanadian series on HBO Canada and the #3 Canadian Pay series overall in2013.
Filmed in Morocco,the Czech Republic and Toronto, TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES second season follows Frank Martin (Chris Vance, PRISON BREAK, DEXTER) around the world as he delves deep into danger and mystery to deliver a diverse range of packages, from pop princesses to priceless paintings. As an ex-Special Forcesoperative, Frank has acquired the driving, fighting, and survival skills tomake his deliveries on schedule, and never quits until he’s reached his finaldestination. In the season opener, Frank must protect and safely deliver a 12-year-old boy to a Rome courthouse to testify against his father’s killer.
Joining the castthis season are Canadian actor Mark Rendall (30 Days of Night) as JulesFaroux, a computer and mechanical whiz, and Italian actress Violante Placido(The American), as Caterina Boldieu, a former French intelligence officer who works for Frank as a strategist and risk assessor. Returning cast members include François Berléand (JUSQU’ICI TOUT VA BIEN) who reprises his role from the Transporter film franchise as Inspector Tarconi, a policeinspector in Nice and Frank’s contact inside the system, and Charly Hübner(Unter Nachbarn) as Dieter Haussmann, Frank’s friend, confidante andthe mastermind mechanic who outfits Frank’s car with the state-of-the art technology needed to get his jobs done.
Directors forSeason 2 include Canadians Erik Canuel (19-2, FLASHPOINT,Bon Cop, BadCop) and Stefan Pleszczynski (MOTIVE, BEING HUMAN, FLASHPOINT).
TRANSPORTER – THE SERIESis produced by Gemini Award winner Susan Murdoch(DOOMSTOWN) for QVF Inc. and Olivier Bibas (BORGIA) for Atlantique Productions.Chris Vance and Fred Fuchs (The Godfather: Part III) serve as executive producers.
ProductionExecutive for Bell Media is Kathleen Meek, Independent Production, Bell Media.Trish Williams is Director, Drama, Independent Production, Bell Media. CorrieCoe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearceis Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay. Phil King is President, CTV,Sports and Entertainment Programming. Chris Bell is production executive for Movie Central, Maria Hale is Vice-President, Television, Pay TV, Corus Entertainment and Doug Murphy is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment.
Subscribers canbinge watch Season 1 of TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES now onTMN GO and The Movie Network OnDemand in Eastern Canada,and Shaw Go Movie Central app,BellTV app,Telus Optik on thegoandMovie Central On Demand in Western Canada.
AboutBell Media Independent Production
Bell Media hascommissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed originalprogramming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in thecountry. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, THELISTENER, MOTIVE, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the record-breaking,Canadian-produced complementary version of the hit international series. New toCTV in 2014 are hit international format MASTERCHEF CANADA and multi-cam officecomedy SPUN OUT, one of the most-watched new comedies of the season. Among thescripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-timeEmmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, themost-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo’s most-watched newdrama 19-2, TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES, dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, and the upcomingKILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual seriesHIGHWAY THRU HELL and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others.
AboutThe Movie Network:
The Movie Networkis a pay television service available in eastern Canada delivering premiereaccess to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, criticallyacclaimed Showtime series and first-rate Canadian programming to subscribers.The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels– The MovieNetwork, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest. All five multiplex channels aresimulcast in High Definition and joined by TMN GO, a multi-platform videostreaming service; The Movie Network OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand(SVOD) service available in select areas across eastern Canada; and TMN OnLine,an Internet-based content streaming service. The Movie Network is a division ofBell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largestcommunications company. More information about The Movie Network is availableatwww.themovienetwork.ca.
About Movie Central:
Movie Central is acommercial-free premium pay TV service available in western Canada. MovieCentral premieres the best in Hollywood, international and Canadian filmsacross eight 24-hour movie channels, including dedicated high-definition feeds,a Movie Central On Demand service and exclusive HBO content on HBO Canada. MovieCentral is also the first window for Showtime content and home to cutting-edgeCanadian series. A major force in the Canadian independent film and televisionproduction industry, Movie Central, through Script to Screen, a writer-orientedfeature script development program funded by Movie Central and delivered byNSI supports Canadian filmmaking. Visit the Movie Central website atwww.moviecentral.ca.
Movie Central isowned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainmentcompany. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio withadditional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s bookpublishing and children’s animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
Sarah Goddard, TheMovie Network
Danielle Sefton,Movie Central