Channel 5 Orders New Story Films Thriller


Channel 5 has commissioned the new four-part thriller Black Cab, produced by Story Films in association with All3Media International.

Set to air in 2023, Black Cab is a contemporary thriller based in Liverpool about a lonely taxi driver’s growing obsession with a late-night radio DJ. Robert Glenister (Sherwood, Spooks) leads the cast, alongside Suzanne Packer (Casualty, In My Skin) and Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers, Elementary, Gotham).

Screenwriter Nick Saltrese (A Prayer Before Dawn) has penned the series, and Diarmuid Goggins (Kin, Bulletproof, Witness No. 3) will serve as director.

All3Media International will handle global distribution.

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.”

Paul Testar, commissioning editor for drama at Channel 5 and Paramount+, commented: “I’m incredibly happy to be working with the talented team at Story Films, following the critically acclaimed Witness Number 3 earlier this year. With an exceptional cast, Black Cab is a compelling addition to Channel 5’s original drama slate.”

Sam Tipper-Hale, executive producer for 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.”