Yesterday in Toronto, production began on the first season of the upcoming Canadian TV series XIII. This series based on a comic book created by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance will take place after the events in the two-parts TV film XIII: The Conspiracy. Moreover, XIII: The Series will be aired in 2011 on Showcase and CanalPlus, which are two cable networks respectively from Canada and France.
In the two-parts TV film, the first U.S. female president (Mimi Kuzyk) had been assassinated by a sniper during her Veterans Day speech. While the USA's secret services is hot on his heels, the assassin manages to escape. A few weeks after these events, an elderly couple discover the body of an amnesic man wearing a parachute. This man has the number "XIII" tatooed on his neck. Since he has been designated as the prime suspect in the assassination of the president, XIII will constantly be running for his life and trying to discover who he really was.
According to CanalPlus, the leading cast will be made of Stuart Townsend in the titular role, Virginie Ledoyen and Caterina Murino. For the moment, there's no confirmation that Greg Bryk, Stephen McHattie, Lucinda Davis, Jonathan Higgins, Ted Atherton, John Bourgeois and Jessalyn Gilsig, who were all in the two-parts TV film, will be in the series.
Finally, here's the trailer of the two-parts TV film.