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‘Walking Dead’ Star David Morrissey to Topline in ‘The Driver’

Three-part thriller created by Danny Brocklehurst and Jim Poyser

LONDON — “The Walking Dead” star David Morrissey will topline “The Driver,” a three-part thriller for the BBC.

The skein will be penned by Danny Brocklehurst (“Clocking Off,” “Exile,” “Accused”). It is co-created by Brocklehurst and Jim Poyser, and co-produced by Highfield Pictures and RED Production Company. It will be directed by Jamie Payne (“Doctor Who,” “The White Queen,” “The Hour”).

Morrissey stars as cab driver Vince McKee. Claudie Blakeley (“What Remains,” “The Nightwatch”) plays his wife, Ros, and Sacha Parkinson (“Coronation Street”) is their daughter Katie. It also features Ian Hart, Colm Meaney, Shaun Dingwall and Lee Ross.

Following a family crisis, Vince accepts an offer to start driving for a criminal gang. It is a redemptive story about a man who, under incredible circumstances, gets a second chance, the BBC said.

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.”

It is produced by Jolyon Symonds and executive produced by Morrissey for Highfield Pictures. Nicola Shindler is executive producer for Red Productions and Polly Hill, BBC Head of Independent Drama, for the BBC.

Filming starts in and around Manchester, England, this week, and will air on BBC One later this year.

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