In massively exciting news, German streamer Joyn has commissioned a local version of Australian comedy drama Diary of an Uber Driver.
It’s the first international remake of the scripted format, which was originally produced by Revlover Films for Australian pubcaster ABC with backing from Create NSW.
Distributor All3Media International supported the original project and is here at Mipcom in Cannes this week shopping the finished tape and scripted format.
All3Media-owned production label Bon Voyage Films will produce the remake, with filming taking place in Hamburg for a launch date in the first half of 2020.
The show is character-driven comedy drama drawn from true stories, based on the hugely popular blog and e-book of the same name by Ben Phillips.
Kostja Ullmann (A Most Wanted Man, Tatort) will play the lead role of Ben in the German version.
Part traditional narrative and part anthology television, each episode of continues the journey of Uber driver Ben as he uses what he learns from his passengers to piece together his place in the world.
Joyn was recently established in Germany as a joint venture between Discovery and ProSiebenSat.1.