The CW is proceeding with its interest in international series. The young slanting organization has gained Professionals, a free revamp of the Christian Slater-fronted activity film Soldiers of Fortune for Scandinavian SVOD administration Viaplay.
The series, which was first uncovered by Deadline in quite a while, Smallville’s Welling as Vincent Corbo, a top-tier security operative, who is paid to ensure the interests of rich and incredible customers no holds barred – legal or not.
After a next-gen medical satellite explodes on launch, Corbo is employed by the rocket’s designer – billionaire futurist Peter Swann, played by Fraser, who presumes damage. Entangling Corbo’s new gig is his previous lover and presently Swann’s life partner, clinical visionary Dr. Beauty Davila, played by Wonder Woman’s Elena Anaya, who is hustling to assist fight with offing a worldwide disaster. As Corbo and his group of veteran security professionals investigate the rocket debacle, they uncover a deadly connivance of Swann’s corporate adversaries, degenerate government authorities, and a shadowy criminal organization – all attempting to annihilate Swann and assume liability for his tech realm. More terrible, Corbo should likewise battle with a rogue Europol specialist, played by Inglourious Basterds’ Ken Duken, who is hellbent on busting him for past sins.
The CW obtained the ten-section series from Rainmaker Content.
Shot in Ireland and South Africam the series additionally stars Saïd Taghmaoui, Lisa Loven Kongsli, August Wittgenstein, Stevel Marc, Tanya Van Graan and Nic Rasenti.
The series was made by Jeff Most, who has produced features including The Crow and The Specialist, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Face/Off maker and author Michael Colleary, who are co-showrunners and executive makers.
Inexactly dependent on Roadside Attractions’ component film Soldiers of Fortune, it is delivered by Most Media, Subotica, Spier Films and Roadside Attractions in relationship with Jeff Most Productions, Leonine Studios, NENT Group and The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa.
Exec producers include Tristan Orpen Lynch, Michael Auret, Howard Cohen, Eric d’Arbeloff, Jennifer Berman, Maijang Mpherwane, Dipak Chiba, William Smith,Herbert Kloiber, Thomas Augsberger, Cosima von Spreti, Fredrik Ljungberg, Maxim Korostyshevsky, Daniel Wagner, Bharat Nalluri, Brendan Fraser, Tom Welling, and Elena Anaya. The producers are Katy Most, Lwazi Manzi and Aoife O’Sullivan.
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