‘Diary of an Uber Driver.’
New German streaming service Joyn has commissioned a local version of RevLover Films’ ABC dramedy Diary of an Uber Driver.
It’s the first international remake of the format based on Ben Phillips’ popular blog and e-book which was scripted by Thomas Ward and directed by Matthew Moore.
International distributor all3Media’s production label Bon Voyage Films will produce the remake, to be shot in Hamburg. Kostja Ullmann (A Most Wanted Man, Tatort) will play the lead.
A joint venture between Discovery and German broadcaster ProSiebenSat1, Joyn aims to become the largest free-TV service in Germany with live streams of more than 50 channels plus an on-demand section with original productions.
All3Media International is shopping the ABC series and format at Mipcom in Cannes this week.
Produced by Martha Coleman and Lauren Edwards and co-funded by Create NSW, the series starred Sam Cotton as Uber driver Ben with Zahra Newman as Beck, the mother of his unborn child.
There’s a very good chance the ABC will announce the series has been renewed at its upfronts on November 7.