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International Series PROFESSIONALS Completes Production
- Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2020
MUNICH and LONDON
Production of the new, ten-part action series PROFESSIONALS has completed. The series, which is an official Ireland-Republic of South Africa co-production, features an international ensemble cast including: Brendan Fraser (Trust, The Mummy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, School Ties), Tom Welling (Smallville, Cheaper by the Dozen, Parkland), Elena Anaya (Wonder Woman, The Skin I live In, MotherFatherSon), Saïd Taghmaoui (John Wick 3, Wonder Woman, American Hustle) Ken Duken (Inglorious Basterds, Counterpart), Lisa Loven Kongsli (Force Majeure, Wonder Woman, Ashes in the Snow) and August Wittgenstein (The Crown, Das Boot, Hidden).
The ten-part action series PROFESSIONALS is ready for delivery. Set against a backdrop of international espionage and corporate sabotage in the 21stcentury’s privately-funded space race, PROFESSIONALS stars Tom Welling as a hardened former counterintelligence officer, Captain Vincent Corbo. After their advanced medical satellite explodes on deployment, billionaire futurist Peter Swann (Fraser) and his fiancée, medical visionary Dr. Graciela “Grace” Davila (Anaya), turn to Corbo, who assembles a team of experienced professionals to investigate the incident. They learn that a combination of Swann’s business rivals, corrupt government officials, and a shadowy crime syndicate could be behind the attack and represent a continued threat. Ken Duken plays a Europol agent seeking to thwart the security team’s efforts.
PROFESSIONALS was created by Jeff Most and Michael Colleary and is a production of Most Media, Subotica, Spier Films and Roadside Attractions in association with Jeff Most Productions, LEONINE, NENT Group and The South African Industrial Development Corporation. Most and Colleary both serve as Co-Showrunners and Executive Producers. They are joined by fellow Executive Producers 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. Hollard Film Guarantors, represented by Paul Raleigh, provided a Completion Guarantee.
LEONINE is a leading independent German content house focusing on inspiring viewers with premium content and being a reliable partner for creative talents. The company was formed in 2019 from the merger of Tele München Group, Universum Film, i&u TV, Wiedemann & Berg Film and W&B Television.
With its three divisions LEONINE Production, LEONINE Distribution, and LEONINE Licensing, the media company covers the entire value chain of the content business. LEONINE produces feature films, series, TV shows, entertainment formats, infotainment formats, content for social media channels, and co-produces national and international fiction formats. The LEONINE production companies, Wiedemann & Berg, i&u TV, Odeon Film, and Odeon Entertainment are led by award-winning producers with long-term ties to outstanding creative talents. LEONINE distributes its content in theaters, digital services, in-home entertainment, and on TV channels. In this context, the company also draws on its market-leading license library which includes programs in all formats and genres. LEONINE’s independence ensures that all players in the content sector can be provided with premium content – digital streaming providers, Pay TV partners as well as public and private television broadcasters.