Doctor Sleep, Harriet and the Nevers star Zackary Momoh is going for a ride in AMC’s remake of British drama The driverjoin the series in a lead role, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The six-part US series launches on AMC and AMC+ and will go into production in August, from creators Danny Brocklehurst (Safe, Come home) and Sunu Gonera (Snowfall, Class of ’09), with Theo Travers (Billions, house of lies) set as showrunner.
In the drama, Giancarlo Esposito plays a taxi driver whose life is turned upside down when he agrees to chauffeur a New Orleans-based Zimbabwean mobster played by Momoh, and a man notorious for exploiting undocumented immigrants in American southern regions. ports. Paula Malcomson (Redemption) has also been cast as a series regular.
The 2014 three-part BBC original, created by Brocklehurst with Jim Poyser and produced by It’s a sin and years and years banner Red Production, succeeded David Morrissey as a taxi driver employed by a criminal gang.
Esposito, Gonera, Brocklehurst, Morrissey and Travers will executive produce alongside Josh Kesselman and Danny Sherman of 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 in shows such as: doctors and Holby CityMomoh later starred in series like American crime drama Seven seconds. His film debut was the period drama from 2016 A United Kingdom alongside David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. He is represented by UTA and the Identity Agency Group.