Brendan Fraser, “Smallville” star Tom Welling, “Wonder Woman” baddie Elena Anaya, and Said Taghmaoui (“John Wick: Chapter 3”) are set to star in “The Professionals,” a loose remake of the Christian Slater-led action feature “Soldiers of Fortune”.
Scandinavian SVOD service Viaplay is behind the ten-part English-language series which is set against a backdrop of international espionage and corporate sabotage in the 21st century’s privately-funded space race.
After an advanced medical satellite explodes on deployment, a billionaire futurist (Fraser) and his medical visionary fiancee (Anaya) turn to a hardened former counterintelligence officer (Welling) to assemble a team of experienced professionals to investigate the incident.
A combination of business rivals, corrupt governments officials, and a shadowy crime syndicate could be behind the attack and represent a continued threat. Ken Duken, Lisa Loven Kongsli and August Wittgenstein co-star in the series which just began filming in South Africa and Ireland.
Jeff Most created the series and Bharat Nalluri (“Spooks: The Greater Good”) helms the first three episodes.