Giancarlo Esposito will return to AMC. The actor will star in a new drama for the network, The Driver

Sunu Gonera (Class of 09) and Danny Brocklehurst (The Stranger) created the series based on a UK format created by Brocklehurst and Jim Poyser. The one-hour drama series follows a taxi driver (Esposito) whose life is turned upside down when he agrees to chauffer a New Orleans-based Zimbabwean gangster notorious for exploiting undocumented immigrants at the US southern ports.

“Giancarlo is a singular talent who is already beloved by AMC viewers through his standout performances in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul,” said Dan McDermott, president of AMC. “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.”

Theo Travers (Billions) will serve as showrunner for The Driver. Gonera will direct the pilot episode, as well as serve as an executive producer. Brocklehurst, Esposito, and Travers also executive produce. 

In a press release, Esposito expressed his excitement to return to AMC for the series.

“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!” he said.

The Driver will have a six-episode first season launching in 2023. 

The gangster drama joins the latest in a series of new shows headed to AMC next year, including TWD spinoff Isle of the Dead, Demascus, and Invitation to a Bonfire. 2022 will see a number of the network’s most popular shows come to an end, including The Walking Dead, Killing Eve, and Better Call Saul.

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