Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
How is Jessica Jones connected to Iron Fist? Want to hear Luke Cage say “Sweet Christmas”? What would Bryan Cranston look like as an X-Men baddie? When’s the last time Tom Hiddleston heard from Marvel? Will Mark Hamill return to The Flash? Which Kryptonian character is coming to Supergirl? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
The Transporter films helped make a star of Jason Statham, but a TV series version of the same story has worked a little differently for Chris Vance. The actor inherits Statham’s role — or I should say inherited. Because Transporter: The Series aired in quite a few countries in 2012 and 2013, and is just now coming to the US via TNT this fall. This Transporter TV series trailer shows that there are quite a few similarities in tone and style to the films. As in the movies, the central character is a former Special Forces operative who now makes a living by “transporting” sensitive and sometimes living cargo.
TNT will air the first season that hit the rest of the world a year ago, but will also show the new second season.
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Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2012 by Angie Han
Happy Monday, everyone. After the jump:
- Fox will host screenings and Q&As of their new shows
- Peter Berg and NBC will explore supervillain underlings
- Dexter sheds a bit of blood in a new poster for Season 7
- Walking Dead deleted scene shows what might’ve been
- Take a peek at Cinemax’s new Transporter TV series
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Posted on Saturday, October 15th, 2011 by Angie Han
Our last couple editions of TV Bits have been filled with mostly good news, but today’s is more of a downer, what with shows getting axed, a guy getting hurt, and, well, do you consider a Fred Durst sitcom bad news? At least AMC has some nice things to offer, including a new trailer for Hell on Wheels and some intriguing dramas in the works.
After the jump:
- Charlie’s Angels and Memphis Beat get cancelled
- Olivia Wilde leaves House
- Transporter star Chris Vance gets injured
- Fred Durst signs a deal with CBS
- Hell on Wheels gets a new trailer
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Briefly: Cinemax’s TV version of The Transporter took a big step this week when the two leads were cast. Chris Vance, perhaps best known in the states for roles on Prison Break, Dexter and Burn Notice, is the new ‘professional transporter’ Frank Martin, played in three big-screen outings by Jason Statham. And Andrea Osvart will play Carla, his handler, “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.”
More interesting is that the same stunt team that did the Transporter films will be working on the series. So while the show might not have the budget of the films, it might at least be able to approximate the action. Luc Besson produces the series, which is set for 12 episodes at this point. It will shoot this summer and then hit Cinemax next year. [EW, Deadline]
A bunch of news on the Dexter front: Prison Break star Chris Vance is joining the cast for a multi-episode arc, a new image has appeared, along with a new Season five promo. Hit the jump to learn more information and see the image and promo. If you haven’t seen the fourth season of the series, obviously, beware of spoilers.
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