Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The CW Acquires Drama 'Professionals' Starring Tom Welling and Brendan Fraser

The CW has today acquired the stateside rights to the international drama series Professionals starring Tom Welling (Smallville, Lucifer) and Brendan Fraser (Doom Patrol, Condor). The first season features 10 episodes.

After a next gen medical satellite explodes on launch, top-tier security operative Vincent Corbo (Welling) is hired by the rocket's designer - billionaire futurist Peter Swann (Fraser) - who suspects sabotage. Complicating Corbo's new gig is his former paramour and now Swann's fiancée, medical visionary Dr. Grace Davila, who is racing to help stave off a global catastrophe. As Corbo and his team of veteran security professionals investigate the rocket disaster, they expose a lethal conspiracy of Swann's corporate rivals, corrupt government officials, and a shadowy crime syndicate - all working to destroy Swann and take control of his tech empire. Worse, Corbo must also contend with a rogue Europol agent, who is hellbent on busting him for past sins.

In addition to Welling and Fraser, the drama stars Elena Anaya, Ken Duken, Saïd Taghmaoui, Lisa Loven Kongsli, August Wittgenstein, Stevel Marc, Tanya Van Graan and Nic Rasenti.

Jeff Most and Michael Colleary created the drama. They executive produce with Welling, Fraser, Anaya, 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 and Bharat Nalluri. Roadside Attractions, Most Media, Subotica, Spier Films, Jeff Most Productions, Leonine Studios and NENT Group produce.