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TNT to air Transporter: The Series

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TNT has announced plans to air Transporter: The Series.

The show is a television adaptation of the film series starring Jason Statham as a professional courier who specialises in driving dangerous items.

Chris Vance in Transporter

Chris Vance in Transporter

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Dexter actor Chris Vance steps into the lead role of Frank Martin in Transporter: The Series, with François Berléand reprising his film role as Inspector Tarconi.

TNT has confirmed that it will premiere season one – which was originally slated to air on Cinemax in the US – in the fall of 2014.

The cable channel will also air season two of Transporter The Series, which will go into production in February.

"Transporter The Series is a roller-coaster ride with big-screen action, fantastic locations and an extremely charismatic lead in Chris Vance," TNT president Michael Wright said.

Jason Statham in 'The Transporter 2'

Jason Statham in The Transporter 2


He continued: "The Transporter franchise is a proven winner embraced by movie and television viewers around the globe, and we're proud that TNT will become the television home for fans in the United States.

"Transporter The Series is a perfect addition to TNT's lineup, as we continue to expand our reach with such action-packed dramas as our upcoming Legends and The Last Ship."

Transporter The Series's second season is slated to be filmed in Morocco, the Czech Republic and Canada.

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