With David Morrissey's two season term as "Governor" of AMC's 'The Walking Dead' now behind him, the British actor currently finds himself quite in demand.
Last year, we told you about his casting in upcoming AMC drama 'Line of Sight,' in which Morrissey will play an NTSB investigator who survives a horrific plane crash and makes it his personal mission to determine the cause. As if starring in his own series wasn't enough for one actor, today brings news of David's next project, playing the lead in a BBC One miniseries.
'The Driver' is a three installment miniseries revolving around taxi driver Vince McKee (Morrissey), who blames himself for an unfortunate family circumstance. Frustrated with both his job and his life's progress, McKee accepts an offer to begin driving for a local crime syndicate. Needless to say, this doesn't turn out to be the best decision that Vince has ever made.
The script for the mini is being penned by BAFTA winning scribe Danny Brocklehurst ('Shameless,' 'Clocking Off'). Jamie Payne ('Doctor Who,' 'Da Vinci's Demons') will direct. Morrissey's production company (does every successful actor have a production company now?), Highfield Pictures, will co-produce the project. Other current cast members include Ian Hart, Colm Meaney, Shaun Dingwall, Claudie Blakely, Sacha Parkinson, and Lee Ross.
Shooting on 'The Driver' will commence this week in Manchester. Look for it to debut in 2014.