The network has obtained the U.S. rights to the 10-episode international action series Professionals, a loose remake of the Christian Slater-Sean Bean 2012 action movie Soldiers of Fortune. In Professionals, Welling plays Vincent Corbo, "a top-tier security operative, who is paid to protect the interests of rich and powerful clients by any means necessary – legal or not," per Deadline. "After a next-gen medical satellite explodes on launch, Corbo is hired by the rocket’s designer – billionaire futurist Peter Swann, played by Fraser, who suspects sabotage. Complicating Corbo’s new gig is his former paramour and now Swann’s fiancée, medical visionary Dr. Grace Davila, played by Wonder Woman’s 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, played by Inglourious Basterds’ Ken Duken, who is hellbent on busting him for past sins." Professionals, created by Jeff Most and Michael Colleary, was shot in Ireland and South Africa and marks a return to The CW for Smallville alum Welling.