Channel 5 has announced the commission of a new four-part thriller, Black Cab (4 x 1 hour) produced by Story Films in association with All3Media International.

Black Cab, starring Robert Glenister (Sherwood), Suzanne Packer (In My Skin) and Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers, Gotham), will follow Glenister as Tony, a down-and-out Liverpool taxi driver. While ferrying passengers around the city, Tony begins to form an unhealthy obsession and twisted sense of world view with a late-night radio talk show host (Pertwee). 

On joining the cast of Black Cab, Robert Glenister said: “ I’m delighted to be working with Story Films on Nick’s terrific Black Cab, and to be reunited with the wonderful Suzanne Packer and Sean Pertwee.”

Screenwriter Nick Saltrese (A Prayer Before Dawn) has penned the series, and Diarmuid Goggins (Kin, Bulletproof, Witness No. 3) will serve as director. Alex Jones (Penance, Witness No. 3) also joins the crew as producer.

Sam Tipper-Hale, executive producer, Story Films added: “Nick Saltrese has created a timely and unique British thriller. Black Cab explores the power of the modern-day, talk-show host when his words start to consume a man on the edge.”

The series is currently filming on location in Ireland and is expected to air on Channel 5 in the UK in 2023.