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‘Professionals’: 5Action Picks Up Drama Starring Brendan Fraser, Tom Welling & Elena Anaya

by Dave Elliott

‘Professionals’: 5Action Picks Up Drama Starring Brendan Fraser & Tom Welling

5Action (formally known as the Paramount channel), has picked up Professionals, an action series starring Brendan Fraser, Tom Welling and Elena Anaya.

The series follows Vincent Corbo (Tom Welling), a top-tier security operative, who is paid to protect the interests of rich and powerful clients by any means necessary – legal or not. After a next-gen medical satellite explodes on launch, Corbo is hired by the rocket’s designer – billionaire futurist Peter Swann (Brendan Fraser) – who suspects sabotage. Complicating Corbo’s new gig is his former paramour and now Swann’s fiancée, medical visionary Dr. Grace Davila (Elena Anaya), 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 (Ken Duken) who is hellbent on busting him for past sins.

The drama is an official Republic of Ireland and South Africa co-production and shot on locations in Ireland and South Africa. The series also stars Saïd Taghmaoui (‘John Wick 3,’ ‘Wonder Woman’), Ken Duken (‘Inglorious Basterds,’ ‘Counterpart’), Lisa Loven Kongsli (‘Force Majeure,’ ‘Wonder Woman’), August Wittgenstein (‘The Crown,’ ‘Das Boot’), Stevel Marc (‘The Mauritanian’), Tanya Van Graan (‘Raised by Wolves’), and Nic Rasenti (‘Outlander’).

‘Professionals’ was created by Jeff Most (‘The Crow,’ ‘The Specialist’) and Michael Colleary (‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,’ ‘Face/Off’) who 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. The producers are Katy Most, Lwazi Manzi and Aoife O’Sullivan. The series is produced by Most Media, Subotica, Spier Films and Roadside Attractions in association with Jeff Most Productions, LEONINE Studios, NENT Group and The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa.

Professionals‘ premieres Wednesday, 30th March 2022 at 9pm on 5ACTION in the UK.

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