Transporter: The Series (French: Le Transporteur : la série) is an English-language French-Canadian action-thriller television series, a spinoff from the Transporter film series created by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, with Chris Vance taking over the role of Frank Martin for the series. It was co-produced by the French Atlantique Productions and the Canadian boutique entertainment company QVF, Inc. The series was broadcast by M6, RTL Television, The Movie Network, and Movie Central. Originally, HBO and Cinemax were involved, but they dropped out in 2013.
The series follows the events and concept of the film trilogy, continuing the adventures of Frank Martin, a professional freelance courier driver for hire who will deliver anything, anywhere for the right price, and lives by three \"unbreakable\" rules, which he frequently breaks. Chris Vance takes over the role of Frank from Jason Statham and was joined in season 1 by Andrea Osvárt as his office manager Carla Valeri, Charly Hübner as mechanic Dieter Hausmann and François Berléand, the only returning actor from the film series, reprising his role as Inspector Tarconi. The second season added Violante Placido as Caterina \"Cat\" Boldieu, his new booking agent. Unlike Carla, who did not return for the second season, Cat usually joins Frank on his adventures.
Shooting locations included Paris, Berlin, and Nice, however the majority of the filming was done in Toronto, Ontario. In October 2011, filming on the series was halted after Chris Vance was injured in an on-set accident. The remaining scenes were supposed to be shot in Toronto during the spring of 2012. The show was shot with Arri Alexa, Canon C300 and GoPro cameras.
The series started airing out-of-order on RTL in Germany on 11 October 2012 at a pace of one weekly episode in prime time on Thursdays with a TV-12 rating. The show's run in the country concluded on 20 December, leaving two episodes unaired.
In UK, the show started on 12 July 2015 on Channel 5. In the United States, TNT announced in January 2014 that it had picked up Transporter: The Series, and began airing the show with back-to-back episodes on Saturday, 18 October 2014. TNT's sister network through Time Warner, Cinemax was previously due to air the series, but at the Television Critics Association 2013 Summer Press Tour confirmed that they would end their involvement with the series without showing it after all. The premiere of season #2 aired on 29 November 2014 on TNT, which immediately followed the completion of the airing of season #1 the week before.
The international hit TRANSPORTER THE SERIES is coming to U.S. audiences for for the first time this fall, when TNT premieres the exhilarating, adrenaline-charged series based on the smash-hit movie franchise. TNT will air the first and second seasons of the series, which stars British actor Chris Vance. (TV-14-DLSV)
This report from The Canadian Press from yesterday indicates that a version of Rush's Working Man is used as the opening theme to the new HBO TV series Transporter (based on The Transporter films). The show premiered in Germany on October 11th and will kick off on HBO Canada tomorrow night. It premieres in the US this summer. The version of Working Man used is a new, barely recognizable electronica arrangement from Jamie Forsyth with a woman singing as heard in this video.
Based on the popular film franchise of the same name created by Luc Besson, this fast-paced series follows the adventures of professional transporter Frank Martin (Chris Vance), who can always be counted on to get the job done. Operating in a seedy underworld of dangerous criminals and desperate players, Frank plays by three rules: never change the deal, no names and never open the package. Occasionally, complications arise and rules get broken. Good thing Frank can improvise. The series will premiere on HBO Canada in 2012.
Frank Martin returns as the Transporter with one very simple task - to deliver the package against all the odds. However, something that sounds so simple, is rarely so. Joined by two new team members, Caterina Boldieu, an ex- DGSE agent and later in the series, Jules Faroux, a computer and mechanical whizz, Frank is hired to deliver a diverse range of packages - from pop princesses to priceless paintings. Frank Martin takes the jobs no other transporter will touch or can achieve - simply because they are too challenging and the odds seemingly insurmountable. That is why he is considered the best transporter in the world. Frank's jobs take him to many beautiful locations around the world, but they also draw him into danger and mystery. And more often than not, solving that mystery will lead Frank to successfully completing his mission. However Frank's jobs aren't solely about the packages he must deliver but also about the people he meets. While his emphasis is always on completing the mission, Frank is unable to avoid the human emotions that come with dealing with clients in difficult situations - no matter how hard he tries. Transporter - The Series: Season 2 is an exciting, emotional, witting, adrenaline-fuelled twelve part series which will have the audience sitting on the edge of their seats as Frank drives them (sometimes quite literally!) through the twists and turns of each episode.
Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Chris Vance to discuss his career, evolution as an actor, the challenges involved with his role on this larger-than-life-series and what the future may hold for him in front of and behind the camera!
Transporter: The Series is the television adaptation of the popular Transporter film series that had previously starred Jason Statham. Chris Vance takes over the role of Frank Martin, the specialized driver who will deliver anything anywhere for a price. The series premiered in 2012 on RTL in Germany and subsequently in various outlets worldwide until 2014. In 2013, TNT began airing episodes in the US. Note: The season airdates reflect the date when the episode first aired in its original outlet and not when it aired in the US.
A fifth beer, also brewed by Kalona, is being planned for spring 2016. Though Arp said there are no concrete plans for additional brews, the co-op hopes the series will continue and beers will be released quarterly. Depending on their reception, Arp said that beers in this series may return annually as seasonals.
Despite limitations for sourcing ingredients locally, Arp said New Pioneer wants to continue the series and continue collaborating with Iowa brewers. She said the co-op is open to collaborating with any Iowa brewery willing to participate in the series. Not all are able, she added, due to production schedules. New Pioneer, she said, is thankful and fortunate that Madhouse, Backpocket, and Kalona were able to participate, giving their time, space, and creativity to collaborate with other local producers and help New Pioneer fulfill its mission to be more than a grocery store.
Yeast FG nucleoporins are intrinsically disordered proteins that contain cohesive molten globular regions and repulsive extended-coil regions. When placed along the central axis of the NPC, FG nups may self-assemble to create a novel transport channel that provides a series of docking sites for karyopherin-cargo complexes (Yamada et al., 2010).
The MetNI methionine importer of Escherichia coli, an ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporter, uses the energy of ATP binding and hydrolysis to catalyze the high affinity uptake of d- and l-methionine. Early in vivo studies showed that the uptake of external methionine is repressed by the level of the internal methionine pool, a phenomenon termed transinhibition. Our understanding of the MetNI mechanism has thus far been limited to a series of crystal structures in an inward-facing conformation. To understand the molecular mechanism of transinhibition, we studied the kinetics of ATP hydrolysis using detergent-solubilized MetNI. We find that transinhibition is due to noncompetitive inhibition by l-methionine, much like a negative feedback loop. Thermodynamic analyses revealed two allosteric methionine binding sites per transporter. This quantitative analysis of transinhibition, the first to our knowledge for a structurally defined transporter, builds upon the previously proposed structurally based model for regulation. This mechanism of regulation at the transporter activity level could be applicable to not only ABC transporters but other types of membrane transporters as well.
A series of rigid azetidenyl-based methamphetamine analogs were synthesized from commercially available N-Boc-azetidinone. The benzylideneazetidine analogs were prepared via a Wittig olefination via the ylides generated from the corresponding triphenylphosphonium benzylhalide salts. The substituted benzylazetidine analogs were synthesized from the corresponding benzylideneazetidienes via hydrogention over palladium and platinum catalysts. The benzylideneazetidine and benzyliazetidine analogs were evaluated at monoamine transporters as a part of preliminary structure-activity study for the development of novel monoamine transporter ligands. The binding affinities of the azetidine analogs were determined at dopamine (DAT) and serotonin (SERT) transporters in rat brain tissue preparations. The preliminary in vitro binding studies revealed that the rigid scaffold of the azetidine ring system was an effective substitution for the 2-aminopropyl group of methamphetamine and led to compounds with nanomolar binding affinity at dopamine and serotonin. In general, the benzylideneazetidine analogs were more potent than the corresponding benzylazetidine analogs. In addition, the azetidine analogs were more selective for the serotonin transporter than the dopamine transporter. The 3-(3,4-dichlorobenzylidene)azetidine (24m) was the most potent analog of the series with Ki values of 139 nM for SERT and 531 nM for DAT (DAT/SERT = 3.8). 59ce067264