Actor Zackary Momoh will star in the upcoming AMC remake of the 2014 BBC drama series, The Driver, opposite five-time Emmy Award nominee Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul, The Mandalorian), per The Hollywood Reporter. Momoh will play a New Orleans-based Zimbabwean criminal known for exploiting undocumented immigrants at the US Southern ports. Esposito will play a taxi driver who gives Momoh’s character a ride, thus turning his life upside down. Deadline previously announced that Paula Malcomson also joined The Driver as a leading character named Ros.
Danny Brocklehurst (Stay Close, Brassic) and Sunu Gonera (Snowfall, Raised by Wolves) are the creators of The Driver, and the AMC drama has found its showrunner in Theo Travers (Power, Love Life). BBC’s 2014 The Driver series starred David Morrisey (The Walking Dead), Claudie Blakely (Flesh and Blood), Harish Patel (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Sacha Parkinson (Mr. Selfridge), and Ian Hart (The Mosquito Coast). Morrisey will also serve as an executive producer on the remake of The Driver alongside Esposito, Gonera, Brocklehurst, and Travers. Josh Kesselman (The Great) and Danny Sherman (Wireless) will also produce via Thruline, and Academy Award Winner Barry Jossen (Dear Diary, Roots) and Tana Jamieson (The Lincoln Lawyer) will executive produce via A&E Studios.
Momoh’s recent credits include turns in HBO’s The Nevers, Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep, Academy Award-nominee Harriet, and Netflix’s Emmy-winning Second Seconds starring Regina King. While this is Momoh’s first time working with AMC Television, this is Esposito’s third project with the cable channel.
AMC has not yet set a release date for the series.