At the tail end of last year it was announced that following the success of Nikita on The CW, networks were looking to create new television series’ around Luc Besson film properties. The first of these announcements came in the form of the possibility of a series based on The Transporter.
It looks like that wish is going to be coming true because according to Deadline, Cinemax will be putting the series into production, with Luc Besson serving as Executive Producer and a twelve episode commitment.
According to Deadline, the series will follow the same structure as the films: “Operating in a seedy underworld of dangerous criminals and desperate players, Frank Martin can always be counted on to get the job done — discreetly. He has three rules: Never change the deal, no names and never open the package.”
There is no word, nor is there likely to be, on whether Jason Statham will have any involvement in the series.
The series is set to begin production this summer in Europe and Canada with a budget of $48 million. This works out to $4 million an episode, which will hopefully be more than enough to get a proper TV adaptation of the franchise.