It looks like it’s the end of the line for courier Frank Martin. Transporter: The Series, which aired for two seasons on TNT, has been cancelled and won’t be returning for a third season.
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.
An international series, Transporter aired for two seasons and 24 episodes between October 2014 and February 2015. Airing on Saturday nights, the action series did poorly on TNT in its first season and the numbers were lower in season two.
There’s been no word on the show’s fate in nearly a year. In a recent interview, executive producer Frank Spotnitz said, “I don’t think it’s going to come back, sadly… It did really well in Canada, but I think in France it was shown immediately after the Charlie Hebdo shootings — I don’t think anybody was watching drama, so it was bad timing unfortunately.”
Though he’s been busy with new projects like The Man in the High Castle, Spotnitz love for the series to return someday, saying, “Everything, I do, I have to love it — I can’t fake it! So yeah, I would.”
What do you think? Are you sorry that Transporter: The Series hasn’t been renewed for a third season? Would you like to see it return some day?