Cinemax has temporarily ceased production on its planned series Transporter after star Chris Vance (Prison Break, Burn Notice) was injured during an action scene.
The accident occurred on the series’ Toronto set. Production may resume in two weeks on the series that is expected to bow next year on Cinemax. “We want to ensure Chris’ return to peak physical condition before putting him back in front of the camera to continue shooting this face-paced, action-packed series,” said showrunner Steve Shill in a statement.
Vance plays expert driver and “professional transporter” Frank Martin — a role that was originated on the big screen by Jason Statham. Luc Besson, who co-wrote all three of the Transporter movies, is executive producing the series.
In May, Vance described the series to EW as “high octane. Fast-paced. Action-packed. Car chases. Stunts. Fights, Beautiful girls. Villains. Heroes. Guns. It should be a lot of fun.”
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