sleeping doctor, Harriet and The Nevers star Zackary Momoh set to star in AMC’s British drama remake Driverjoin the series as the main character, The Hollywood Reporter have learned.
Set to premiere on AMC and AMC+ and slated to go into production in August, the six-part US series from creator Danny Brocklehurst (Safe, Go home) and Sunu Gonera (Snow, Class ’09), with Theo Travers (Billion, House of Lies) set as showrunner.
The film stars Giancarlo Esposito as a taxi driver whose life is turned upside down when he agrees to be the driver for a New Orleans-based Zimbabwean gangster, played by Momoh and a a man notorious for exploiting undocumented immigrants at southern ports of the United States. Paula Malcomson (atonement) has also been picked up as a regular series.
A three-part 2014 BBC original, created by Brocklehurst with Jim Poyser and produced by It’s a sin and Year and Year banner Red Production, which follows David Morrissey as a taxi driver hired by a criminal gang.
Esposito, Gonera, Brocklehurst, Morrissey and Travers will executive produce alongside Josh Kesselman and Danny Sherman from Thruline and Barry Jossen and Tana Jamieson of A+E Studios. The series is produced by AMC Studios in association with A+E Studios and Thruline Entertainment.
First appeared on Brit TV on shows such as Many doctors and City of HolbyMomoh later starred in series such as the American crime drama Seven seconds. His debut drama is 2016 drama UK with David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. He is represented by the UTA and the Identity Authority Group.