EXCLUSIVE: Lewis Rainer (The Crash, Death Comes To Pemberley) has joined the cast of BBC One’s upcoming three-part drama The Driver, which is being headlined by The Walking Dead alum David Morrissey, TVWise has learned.
Rainer has been cast as Tim, Vince’s (David Morrissey) son. The Driver reunites Rainer with actress Sacha Parkinson (Coronation Street), who also starred in the two-part BBC Three drama The Crash. He is joining an all star cast which – in addition to Morrissey and Parkinson – includes Claudie Blakley (What Remains), Colm Meaney (Hell On Wheels), Ian Hart (Rogue), Shaun Dingwall (Above Suspicion), Lee Ross (EastEnders), Harish Patel (Mr Stink) and Leanne Best (Ripper Street).
Created by Danny Brocklehurst and Jim Poyser, The Driver tells the story of Vince (David Morrissey) who, following a family mystery, blames himself and his inadequacies and, out of this crisis, he accepts an offer to start driving for a criminal gang. The drama is ultimately a redemptive story about a man who, under incredible circumstances, gets a second chance. The three-part drama is produced by Red Production Company and Highfield Pictures with Jolyon Simmonds serving as the series producer and Morrissey, Nicola Shindler and Polly Hill serving as executive producers. The Hour helmer Jamie Payne is attached to direct.