When Better Call Saul comes to an end, Giancarlo Esposito will be sticking around AMC to star in The Driver, a remake of the BBC One miniseries which starred David Morrissey.
The Driver will find Giancarlo Esposito starring as a “taxi driver whose life is turned upside down when he agrees to chauffer a New Orleans-based Zimbabwean gangster notorious for exploiting undocumented immigrants at the U.S. southern ports.” The six-part series is being developed by Danny Brocklehurst, Sunu Gonera, and Theo Travers and will launch next year on AMC and AMC+. “I am over-the-moon excited, enthused and inspired to be in collaboration with the stellar network and creative team of AMC,” Esposito said. “Thanks for believing in me. It’s great to be back home.” In his own statement, Dan McDermott, President of Entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks, said:
Giancarlo is a singular talent who is already beloved by AMC viewers through his standout performances in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. We are excited to be continuing his relationship with AMC and AMC+ in a series built around him and an unforgettable character who takes what he thinks is a straightforward job opportunity and finds himself confronted with a world that tests him in ways he could never have imagined.
As far as Better Call Saul goes, the Breaking Bad prequel series will launch its sixth and final season on April 18, 2022. The 13-episode season will actually be broken into two parts, with the first seven episodes running through April and May and the remainder picking back up in July after a six-week hiatus. The final season has been a long time coming as it experienced the usual pandemic-related delays as well as Bob Odenkirk’s on-set heart attack. Thankfully, Odenkirk fully recovered and was able to get back to work several months later.