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Earlier this year, NBC acquired Us broadcast rights to the Luc Besson-produced action comedy series "Taxi: Brooklyn South," a 12-episode TV project that stars Chyler Leigh ("Grey's Anatomy") and Jacky Ido (maybe best known in the USA as Marcel in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Basterds"). Olivier Megaton directed the first 2 episodes of the series which was produced by Besson's company, EuropaCorp, and which is based on the French action comedy film franchise set in Marseille, where a cab driver with a very fast taxi helps out a police officer in his investigations - usually involving criminals with very fast cars! Bring on the epic car chases. Four installments of the film franchise have been released: in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007; and all were met with mixed reviews, but good box office. In 2004, the French film franchise spawned an American remake that I think we'd all rather forget ever happened, starring Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon, »


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