An online journal has learned that Zackary Momoh, star of Doctor Sleep, Harriet, and The Nevers, will play the series’ main character in AMC’s adaptation of the British thriller The Driver. The six-part American television series, which will premiere on AMC and AMC+, was created by Danny Brocklehurst (Safe, Come Home) and Sunu Gonera (Snowfall, Class of ’09), with Theo Travers (Billions, House of Lies) serving as showrunner. Production is scheduled to begin in August.
About The Driver
In The Driver, Giancarlo Esposito plays a cab driver whose life is turned upside down when he decides to transport Momoh’s character, an infamous mobster from Zimbabwe who operates out of New Orleans and preys on illegal immigrants at southern US ports. Additionally, Paula Malcomson (Redemption) has been cast in a recurring role for the series.
In the three-part 2014 BBC original, which was conceived of by Brocklehurst and Jim Poyser and produced by It’s a Sin and Years and Years banner Red Production, David Morrissey played a cab driver who was employed by a criminal group. In the series, Brocklehurst and Jim Poyser also served as executive producers.
Association With A+E Studios, AMC, and Thruline Entertainment
As executive producers, Esposito, Gonera, Brocklehurst, Morrissey, and Travers will be working alongside Thruline’s Josh Kesselman and Danny Sherman, as well as A+E Studios’ Barry Jossen and Tana Jamieson. The Driver is produced in association with A+E Studios, Thruline Entertainment, and AMC Studios respectively.
After making his debut on British television in shows such as Doctors and Holby City, Momoh went on to act in the American murder drama Seven Seconds. His television career began in the United Kingdom. He made his debut as an actor in the historical drama A United Kingdom, which was released in 2016, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. He is represented by UTA as well as the Identity Agency Group.