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‘The Walking Dead’s’ David Morrissey Joins BBC One’s ‘The Driver’

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‘The Walking Dead’s’ David Morrissey Joins BBC One’s ‘The Driver’

The Walking Dead alum David Morrissey, who played the villainous Governor on two seasons of the hit AMC drama, has lined up his next project: a three-part BBC One thriller called The Driver.

Deadline reports the English actor will play Vince McKee, a man whose past mistakes lead him down a path where he finds himself ditching his job as a a taxi driver in favor of chauffeuring criminals. While The Driver might sound like a descent into badness, the television channel says it’s actually a story of redemption.

Danny Brocklehurst (The Street, Accused) wrote the screenplay, which will be directed by Jamie Payne (Doctor Who). Morrissey joins a cast that already includes Colm Meaney, Ian Hart, Shaun Dingwall, Claudie Blakeley, Sacha Parkinson and Lee Ross. The show will start shooting in Manchester soon and debut later this year.

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