There’s nothing Hollywood loves more than making old material new again, either through sequels or adaptations. This past year saw plenty of small-screen versions of long-beloved movies (Fargo, About a Boy), and it looks like viewers can expect more of the same in the future. Here are five recently announced movie-to-TV adaptations in the works.
1. Transporter: The Series
Based on the Transporter film franchise starring Jason Statham (released in three installments between 2002 and 2008), this upcoming TNT show features British actor Chris Vance (pictured above) as Frank Martin, a professional “transporter” paid to deliver extremely dangerous people and cargo to various exotic locations around the world. The series will also star Andrea Osvárt as Carla, the former CIA agent in charge of handling Martin’s mission. The first season is set to premiere on TNT sometime this fall, and a 12-episode second season has already been green-lit.