With all the unexpected movies we’ve seen being adapted for the small screen as of late, Luc Besson’s The Transporter is one that actually seems quite well-suited for television. The original trilogy was comprised of no-nonsense action flicks made on a fairly limited budget and the premise is one that lends itself well to an episodic format. Cinemax has been in production on the first season of Transporter: The Series since last year, but they ran into a number of problems after the original showrunners left and the lead actor injured himself during an action sequence.
That lead actor is not Jason Statham unfortunately, but rather Chris Vance, who is best known for roles on Prison Break and Mental. He seems to be back in action as the first trailer for the show has arrived online, and although it definitely looks like a step down from the films, something tells me it will still find an audience. After all, true to the Cinemax name, there looks to be plenty of T&A on display. François Berléand will also reprise his role as Inspector Tarconi from the films. Stephen Williams (Lost) directed the pilot and Canadian director Bruce McDonald is also reportedly on board to helm a few episodes as well. Transporter: The Series will premiere this fall on Cinemax; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.