British actor Chris Vance (“Prison Break,” “Burn Notice,” “Dexter”) is set to play the lead role of Frank Martin in the upcoming Cinemax TV series based on “The Transporter” film franchise reports EW.
The show follows a professional transporter who is hired to carry out various jobs, usually taking top secret packages from one place to another. The twelve episode first season is said to come in at a considerable $48 million budget.
Luc Besson, who wrote the three films, will executive produce the new series which begins a five-month shoot this Summer in Europe and Canada. The show will air in 2012.