Transporter: The Series (2012–2014)
French broadcasters still have to think of their home markets. Of the six-scripted dramas, three are procedurals made in large part for France, where murder mysteries have a long tradition. All, however, show an ambition to also sell outside their country of origin, while others capture a burgeoning attempt at diversification of France’s scripted-tv offer.
Produced by the Luc Besson-owned EuropaCorp TV’s Bad Company, and a Canal Plus original series co-financed by Studiocanal, which sells world rights, and Belgium’s UMedia, tapping into Belgian tax breaks, “Section Zero” is budgeted at €2 million ($2.3 million) an episode, per Edouard de Vesinne.
That makes “Section Zero” one of the most expensive French TV shows ever made, doubling France’ average TV
In MipTV’s biggest world premiere, A+E Studios’ “Roots” event series, a reboot of the 1977 ABC miniseries based on Alex Haley’s novel, will screen Monday evening at Cannes.
But sporting a new scripted series competition, the MipDrama Screenings, 2016’s MipTV also looks set to underscore the new ambitions of international TV fiction as U.S. and foreign-based pay TV/Svod players, incumbents and new, continue to galvanize sales for premium drama in domestic and around the world.
While MipTV proper runs April 4-7, it is now fore-fronted by a prior-weekend MipFormats and MipDoc, plus April 3’s all-day MipDrama Screenings, making the
Based on the feature film series, Transporter is an action-adventure TV show which follows Frank Martin (Chris Vance) -- a professional "transporter." He's paid to pick up and deliver people or cargo from anywhere in the world. The rest of the cast has included François Berléand, Violante Placido, Andrea Osvárt, Charly Hübner, and Delphine Chanéac.
L’Abidine (pictured above to the right of Miller) is a former professional soccer player and rising Arab international star. He gained prominence in Tunisia for his role as ‘Dali’ in the popular TV series “Maktoub,” and is known in Egypt and the Middle East for his turns in popular shows including “Niran Sadiqa” (“Friendly Fire”) aired by the Middle East Broadcasting Center (Mbc) and Egyptian social drama “Fark Taoukit.” Dhafer also recently hosted the Middle Eastern version of British game show “The Cube” for Dubai TV.
Based in London, L’Abidine has also appeared is several high-profile British TV skeins,
The actor, who most recently starred in Transporter: The Series, will recur on CBS’ upcoming drama as the DC Comics baddie Non.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Supergirl‘s version of the adversary will be a former scientist-turned-Kryptonian military officer who is “sinister, powerful and angry.” The antithesis of everything Supergirl stands for, Non will soon become her greatest threat.
Jack O’Halloran famously played Non, as more of a dim brute,
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The character, who appeared in Superman: The Movie and Superman II where he was played by Jack O’Halloran, is described as “a former scientist in a league with the House of El. Non is a brutal Kryptonian military officer who is sinister, powerful and angry. He’s the antithesis of all things Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) stands for. Non will quickly become Supergirl’s greatest threat.”
Supergirl debuts on Monday, October 26th on CBS.
Vance will play the DC Comics villain Non, best known as the silent giant right-hand man of General Zod in the first two original "Superman" movies.
The series will offer a quite different version, here the character is a former scientist turned brutal and sinister Kryptonian military officer who will quickly become Supergirl's greatest threat.
Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg are producing the series which kicks off October 26th.
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The Hollywood Reporter has today revealed that Transporter: The Series star Chris Vance has landed a recurring role in Supergirl as Non, a character described as a former scientist in a league with the House of El. Non is a brutal Kryptonian military officer who is sinister, powerful and angry. He’s the antithesis of all things Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) stands for and will quickly become her greatest threat.
Non’s role in the series was first mentioned back in August,
The Taken movie franchise spans three films, and gave the career of Liam Neeson a new lease of life in the action genre. Written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, it told the story of a former CIA operative who must re-engage his training in order to retrieve his kidnapped daughter. Thanks to Neeson’s towering display of an unflinching passion for revenge, the movies quickly became iconic, to the extent that the main character
A muscular 17.1% up on 2013, figure reps the fifth year of consecutive growth for French TV programs and is near 30% up on international French TV levels in pre-crisis years of 2005-08, TV France International and French agency Cnc announced Tuesday at Tvfi’s annual Biarritz Rendez-Vous. Drama pre-sales soared an extraordinary 449% year-on-year in 2014.
If any figures were needed to demonstrate that it is not only the U.S. that is benefitting from a fiction feeding frenzy, Tuesday’s Gallic stats announcement was conclusive.
“There’s been a crisis but exports have really picked up,” said Mathieu Bejot, Tvfi head.
Beyond the U.S , the U.
Casualty appealed to nearly 4 million viewers on BBC One last night (August 1).
The drama treated 3.98m (22.6%) from 9.10pm according to overnight figures, after The National Lottery: Five Star Family Reunion took 3.18m (19.1%).
Earlier from 6.25pm, an airing of Raiders of the Lost Ark averaged 3.15m (22.1%).
On BBC Two, a repeat of Dad's Army entertained 1.32m (7.7%) from 8.40pm, before First Light was watched by 1.01m (5.9%).
Over on ITV, Mamma Mia! drew an audience of 2.17m (14.9%) from 6.30pm. The Cube followed with 1.88m (10.8%).
Channel 4's Homes by the Sea averaged 1m (7%) in the 7pm hour. The Inbetweeners Movie attracted 899k (5.5%) later on.
On Channel 5, Transporter: The Series continued with 302k (1.9%), and Tut began with 859k (5.8%).
The multichannels were topped by Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller comedy Meet the Fockers, which garnered 800k (4.7%) on BBC Three from 8.15pm.
Available August 1
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999)
In this animated adventure, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore revel in their new gig at a movie theme park by wandering the grounds after hours. Among the attractions is the spooky Frankenstein’s Castle, where a real mad scientist is bringing the monster to life. But when the boys cross paths with the creature (Frank Welker), they soon learn that appearances can be deceiving, and Frankenstein is more misunderstood than malevolent.
You'll also be able to stream the critically acclaimed film "White Dog," Best Picture Oscar winner "The Hurt Locker," the Kristin Wiig dramedy "Welcome to Me," and Simon Pegg as an assassin in "Kill Me Three Times."
There are also new episodes of "Doctor Who," "Revenge," "Once Upon a Time," "Transporter: The Series," and "GIrl Meets World." Happy binging!
Here's a full rundown of what's new on Netflix in August 2015, provided by Netflix. As always, all titles and dates are subject to change. We've also go you covered in terms of what's leaving Netflix in August 2015, in case you were wondering.
Available August 1
"Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein" (1999)
Emma Willis's Prized Apart concluded with nearly 3 million viewers last night (July 25), according to overnight figures.
The BBC One show averaged 2.93m (19.3%) from 7pm, as Kennedy and Julia took the crown.
The National Lottery: Five Star Family Reunion then rose to 3.49m (20.8%), before Casualty remained steady with 4.15m (22.7%) from 9pm.
On BBC Two, a Dad's Army repeat entertained 1.31m (7.4%) from 8.40pm. Dancing Through the Blitz: Blackpool's Big Band Story averaged 1.43m (8%) between 9.10pm and 10.40pm.
ITV aired Despicable Me from 7pm, which was enjoyed by 2.26m (14.3%). Later on, The Nation's Favourite '80s Number One appealed to 1.86m (10.4%).
On Channel 4, Anna Kendrick film Pitch Perfect was caught by 1.83m (10.9%) from 9pm.
Over on Channel 5, Transporter: The Series garnered 394k (2.2%) from 9pm. A repeat of Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away had 750k (4.5%) earlier on in the 8pm hour.
On the multichannels,
We're not quite sure who votes in these programmes, but tonight we will see who a certain number of people in the UK decided was the best chart-topper of the 1980s.
Expect high entries from Michael Jackson, The Human League, Madness, Madonna and co, and interviews with the likes of Spandau Ballet and Bonnie Tyler.
Transporter: The Series: Channel 5, 9pm
The third episode of the TV adaptation that may be sadly lacking a lot of Jason Statham, but still packs its own dose of punch and power.
Frank takes a job chauffeuring a rich young socialite back to her father, before it quickly descends into a protection task involving German crime lords.
Cordon: BBC Four, 9pm
The final two parts of the Flemish drama air on BBC Four this evening, starting with an explosive raid on the lab as Jana is desperate to escape.
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