Transporter premiering on HBO Canada, January 4

HBO Canada presents Transporter: The Series, the high-octane Canada/France co-production that follows the adventures of trained transporter Frank Martin who can always be counted on to get the job done and deliver his package.

The series premieres Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada with two back-to-back episodes, with subsequent episodes debuting Friday nights at 9 p.m ET/MT.

“Action lovers are in for a treat. As professional transporter Frank Martin, Chris Vance lights up the screen as he takes viewers on an entertaining, fast-paced thrill ride with race sequences, adrenaline-fueled fight stunts and twists and turns around every corner,” said Aubie Greenberg, Director, Original Programming, Movie Services, Astral Television Networks.

“Transporter: The Series helps up the action for HBO Canada viewers, offering the hallmarks that made the film series successful – fast cars, exotic locales and breathtaking stunts,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Original Programming, Kids, Comedy, Drama, Corus Entertainment. “Filmed in Toronto and Europe, audiences will be thrilled with this first-rate series and explosive cast.”

Starring Chris Vance (Prison Break, Dexter), the series tracks professional transporter Frank Martin from Paris, Berlin and the beautiful shores of the Mediterranean to Geneva, New York and beyond as he carries out his mission to get his packages delivered. As an ex-Special Forces operative, Frank has acquired the driving, fighting and survival skills to make his deliveries on schedule, and never quits until he’s reached his final destination. In the premiere episode, Frank must fend off hired thugs from a fuel company while he races to deliver a new energy-efficient engine prototype to the Paris Auto Show.

Transporter: The Series also stars: Andrea Osvart as Carla Valeri, the computer genius helping Frank navigate his missions; François Berléand who reprises his role from the Transporter film franchise as Inspector Tarconi, a police inspector in Nice and Frank’s contact inside the system; Delphine Chanéac as Juliette Dubois, an agent investigating illegal transporter networks across Europe; and Charly Hübner as Dieter Haussman, Frank’s friend, confidante and the mastermind mechanic who outfits Frank’s car with the state-of-the art technology needed to get his jobs done.

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