‘Transporter’ Season 2: Series Not Canceled After All?
Last week during HBO’s panel at the Television Critics Association press tour, network president Michael Lombardo revealed that Cinemax had opted not to go through with its ‘Transporter‘ TV series, despite an entire season already produced, and an earlier release date. Well, wouldn’t you know it, ‘Transporter’ will move forward with a second season at a new network, with a new showrunner!
The Hollywood Reporter announced the news, clarifying that the first season of the TV adaptation of Luc Besson film franchise performed well in France, Canada and certain Fox International territories. Frank Spotnitz (‘The X-Files‘) will come on board season 2 as showrunner, while a second season enters development with M6 in France and HBO Canada, says executive producer Fred Fuchs.
Executive produced by director Luc Besson and produced by French company Atlantique, ‘Transporter’ starred Chris Vance in the title role along with Andrea Osvart playing Frank Martin’s handler Carla, an “extremely crafty former CIA operative who organizes his missions, acts as his eyes and ears on the outside, and continually stokes the flames of their unrequited attraction.”
Vance himself remains attached to the series, though the option period of his contract has since expired, and a new deal will have to be struck to keep the actor in the role for season 2.
We’ll keep on with the latest from ‘Transporter’ to see if it finds a season 2 home, but what say you? Are you glad to hear the series might live on? Watch the trailer below, and tell us what you think!