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The CW brings Leonine Studios’ drama Professionals to the US

Action series Professionals

US free-to-air network The CW has nabbed the US broadcast rights to Leonine Studios’ action series Professionals.

The Ireland/South Africa coproduction stars Tom Welling, who previously starred in long-running CW series Smallville, as a high-level security operative who protects his clients by any means necessary. Brendan Fraser (Trust, The Mummy) and Elena Anaya (Wonder Woman) star alongside Welling.

Commissioned initially for NENT-owned Nordic streamer Viaplay, the 10-part English-language drama 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.

It was created by Jeff Most and Michael Colleary, who are executive producers and co-showrunners. Other executive producers include 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, in addition to Fraser, Welling and Anaya.

Rainmaker Content handles international distribution on behalf of Leonine Studios. The CW has not yet set a premiere date for the show’s launch in the US.


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