The Driver is coming to AMC. The new drama will maintain Giancarlo Esposito on the community. The collection will comply with a taxi driver who has his life modified when he turns into the driving force of a mobster. Six episodes have been ordered.
AMC revealed extra concerning the upcoming collection in a press release.
“AMC Networks immediately introduced that it had greenlit a brand new dramatic collection for 2023 starring Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), The Driver. Produced by AMC Studios, in affiliation with A+E Studios and Thruline Entertainment, The Driver can have a six-episode first season and premiere subsequent yr on AMC+ and AMC.
Sunu Gonera (Class of 09) and Danny Brocklehurst (The Stranger) created the collection based mostly on a U.Okay. format created by Brocklehurst and Jim Poyser. Gonera and Brocklehurst reimagined the U.Okay. format right into a one-hour drama collection a couple of taxi driver (Esposito) whose life is turned the other way up when he agrees to chauffer a New Orleans-based Zimbabwean gangster infamous for exploiting undocumented immigrants on the U.S. southern ports. Theo Travers (Billions) will function showrunner and Gonera will direct the pilot.
“Giancarlo is a singular talent who is already beloved by AMC viewers through his standout performances in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul,” mentioned Dan McDermott, president of leisure and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. “We are excited to be continuing his relationship with AMC and AMC+ in a series built around him and an unforgettable character who takes what he thinks is a straightforward job opportunity and finds himself confronted with a world that tests him in ways he could never have imagined.”
Esposito mentioned: “I am over the moon excited, enthused, and inspired to be in collaboration with the stellar network and creative team of AMC! Thanks for believing in me. It’s great to be back home!”
Brocklehurst mentioned: “It is a pleasure and a privilege to be working with AMC on this bold reimagining of my U.K. mini-series. Sunu Gonera and Theo Travers have both brought superb original voices to the premise and I am thrilled to be going on this ride with them.”
Gonera mentioned: “It’s surreal to be at this point. This whole journey started as a simple conversation four years ago in my manager Josh Kesselman’s living room when he said, ‘Giancarlo is keen to play an everyman as his next role. There’s a British show he loves called The Driver. Would you watch the pilot and see if you could come up with a take you both could get excited about?’ Um, would I? You had me at Giancarlo and everyman.”
Travers mentioned: “I couldn’t be more excited to help bring this show to life. I’ve been a fan of Giancarlo’s work since Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing. It’s a true honor to have the chance to collaborate with him in this way. The Driver is a high-voltage, dark identity quest for an everyman trying to find renewed purpose in his life. We’re rooting for Vince as he goes down this wild and nihilistic route to discover who he once was, and in many ways still is, because it gets him out of a stuck place. That’s where a lot of us feel we are right now, which makes this series so timely for today.”
“We are thrilled to partner with AMC Studios and Giancarlo Esposito on The Driver, a timely and thought-provoking must-watch series that addresses our current cultural changes and is sure to resonate with viewers,” mentioned Barry Jossen, president, and head of A+E Studios and Tana Jamieson, govt vice chairman, artistic affairs for A+E Studios. “Together with Danny Brocklehurst, Sunu Gonera and Theo Travers, A+E Studios and our producing partners at Thruline will deliver another high-quality show for AMC.”
Esposito, Gonera, Brocklehurst and Travers will govt produce alongside Josh Kesselman and Danny Sherman from Thruline and, from A+E Studios, Jossen and Jamieson.”
A premiere date and extra forged can be introduced at a later date.
What do you think? Are you planning to take a look at The Driver on AMC?