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The CW Picks Up Leonine Studios’ Professionals


The CW Network has acquired Leonine Studios’ international action series Professionals.

Professionals follows a security operative who is tasked with protecting the interests of the rich and powerful by any means necessary. When he is hired to investigate a rocket explosion, he uncovers a lethal conspiracy involving corporate rivalry, corrupt government officials and a shadowy crime syndicate.

The series stars Tom Welling (Smallville, Parkland), Brendan Fraser (Trust, The Mummy) and Elena Anaya (Wonder Woman, The Skin I Live In) in the lead roles.

Shot in both the Republic of Ireland and South Africa, Professionals is co-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.

Creator Jeff Most (The Crow, The Specialist) and Michael Colleary (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Face/Off) serve as co-showrunners and executive producers. Other executive producers are Tristan Orpen Lynch, Michael Auret, Howard Cohen, Eric d’Arbeloff, Jennifer Berman, Maijan Mpherwane, Dipak Chiba, William Smith, Herbert Kloiber, Thomas Augsberger, Cosima von Spreti, Fredrik Ljungberg, Maxim Korostyshevsky, Daniel Wagner, Bharat Nalluri, Fraser, Welling and Anaya. Katy Most, Lwazi Manzi and Aoife O’Sullivan are producers.

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