The BBC is in the process of unveiling their major new dramas this autumn. Joining Doctor Who and The Missing is The Driver, a major thriller by Danny Brocklehurst, known for contributing to series such as Shameless and The Street.
The drama stars David Morrissey (The Walking Dead, The 7.39) as a taxi driver whose world is sent spinning out of control when he has to make a terrible decision during the course of his job. Star Trek actor Colm Meaney also stars in a pivotal supporting role.
When the BBC announced the series, Brocklehurst said: “The Driver is a passion project for me and I’m proud of the way it is both a character drama and a thriller. As with all my work there is a strong emotional core and it explores ordinary lives pushed into extraordinary situations. I’m thrilled to be making such a powerful drama for BBC One. The majority of my work has been here and as writer you are given incredible authorship, which is a fantastic thing. I have always wanted to work with Dave Morrissey, one of the UK’s finest actors, and I’m delighted to be finally getting the chance. The entire cast is amazing and it is a privilege to have them on board.”
Award-winning RED Production Company (Queer as Folk, Scott & Bailey) has co-produced the drama for BBC One, with Jamie Payne (Doctor Who, The White Queen, The Hour) directing.
The Driver arrives on BBC One this autumn. Watch the trailer below: