Mbuli, Momoh strap in for AMC’s Driver
South African actor Bonnie Mbuli and British-Nigerian actor Zackary Momoh have joined the cast of US cablenet AMC’s The Driver.
The six-part series is a remake of the British drama of the same name that aired on BBC One in 2014.
The AMC version follows a taxi driver whose life is turned upside down when he agrees to chauffeur a notorious New Orleans-based Zimbabwean gangster.
Momoh will play the gangster, while Mbuli has been cast as his older sister, who is protective of her family’s operation.
The Driver is executive produced by Giancarlo Esposito, Sunu Gonera, Danny Brocklehurst, David Morrissey and Theo Travers and produced by AMC Studios in association with A+E Studios and Thruline Entertainment.
Mbuli starred opposite Sir Kenneth Branagh in UK series Wallander in 2015 and has also starred in fellow UK drama Noughts & Crosses since 2020.
Momoh, meanwhile, is known for his roles in TV series including Seven Seconds (2018) and The Nevers (2021).
The Driver is set to launch next year on AMC and streamer AMC+. The original UK series was written by Brocklehurst, starred Morrissey and was produced by Highfield Pictures and StudioCanal-owned Red Production Company.