GenreCrime drama
Created byDanny Brocklehurst
Based on
The Driver
Developed by
  • Danny Brocklehurst
  • Sunu Gonera
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producers
  • Eduardo Javier Canto
  • Ryan Maldonado
  • Giancarlo Esposito
  • Theo Travers
  • Barry Jossen
  • Tana Jamieson
  • Josh Kesselman
  • Danny Sherman
  • Danny Brocklehurst
  • David Morrissey
  • Nicola Shindler
  • Jim Poyser
  • Jolyon Symonds
ProducerChris Cheramie
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseMarch 31, 2024 (2024-03-31) –
present (present)

Parish is an American crime drama television series developed by Danny Brocklehurst and based on his BBC One series The Driver.[1] Starring Giancarlo Esposito, it premiered on AMC on March 31, 2024.[2]


Gray Parish, a good man with a troubled past, has given up his life of crime to be a family man. However, when his son is violently murdered, old habits return, sending Parish on a relentless quest with moral intentions and dangerous consequences.[3]

Cast and characters





It was announced on March 8, 2022, that a television series adaptation of the BBC One series, The Driver, was in development, with Giancarlo Esposito starring as Vince.[1] On June 23, 2022, it was announced that Paula Malcomson had joined the cast as Ros.[5] In July, it was announced that Arica Himmel, Ivan Mbakop, Zackary Momo and Dax Rey had joined the cast as Michaela, Zenzo, the Horse and Luke, respectively.[7][4] In August, it was announced that Bonnie Mbuli and Skeet Ulrich had joined the cast as Shamiso Tongai and Colin, respectively.[8][6] In September 2022, it was announced that Bradley Whitford had joined the cast as Anton. The same article confirmed that the name of Esposito’s protagonist had changed from Vince to Gracian “Gray” Parish.[9]

The series is created by Danny Brocklehurst, Sunu Gonera and Theo Travers and is executive produced by Brocklehurst, Esposito, Gonera and Travers, alongside Josh Kesselman, David Morrissey and Danny Sherman. Filming began in early August of 2022 in New Orleans.[6] That same month the title for the series was announced to be Parish.[10] In October 2022, it was reported that Gonera was removed from the series following an internal investigation against him.[11][12] On November 13, 2023, debuted the series teaser trailer and “first look” photos; the accompanying article identified Executive Producers Eduardo Javier Canto and Ryan Maldonado as the new series showrunners.[13]


No.TitleDirected byWritten by [14]Original release dateU.S viewers
1"Pilot"Sunu GoneraTeleplay by : Danny Brocklehurst & Sunu Gonera and Theo TraversMarch 31, 2024 (2024-03-31)0.49[15]
2"Blood in the Water"Sunu GoneraTheo Travers and Eduardo Javier Canto & Ryan MaldonadoApril 7, 2024 (2024-04-07)0.34[16]
3"Sanctuary"Laura BelseyAshley Cardiff and Theo TraversApril 14, 2024 (2024-04-14)0.30[17]
4"Impimpi"Laura BelseyJ. David Shanks & Matt WheelerApril 21, 2024 (2024-04-21)0.30[18]
5"Kumba"Ernest DickersonStory by : Eduardo Javier Canto & Ryan Maldonado and Cori Uchida & Adam Lash
Teleplay by : Eduardo Javier Canto & Ryan Maldonado & Sunu Gonera and Theo Travers
April 28, 2024 (2024-04-28)0.25[19]
6"A Good Man"Karen GaviolaStory by : Eduardo Javier Canto & Ryan Maldonado
Teleplay by : Theo Travers & Hanna McIntosh
May 5, 2024 (2024-05-05)0.23[20]


The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported a 30% approval rating, based on 20 critic reviews.[21] Metacritic assigned it a score of 52 out of 100, based on 15 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[22] Aramide Tinubu of Variety crticized the series as being 'predictable' in its writing, and said, 'When everything finally clicks in place during the series’ final episode, “A Good Man,” it feels so convenient, it’s anticlimactic.'[23] Daniel Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter complimented Esposito and the action, but also criticized the writing and depiction of New Orleans.[24]


  1. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (March 8, 2022). "Giancarlo Esposito to Star in AMC Drama Series 'The Driver'". Variety. Retrieved August 2, 2022.
  2. ^ "Giancarlo Esposito AMC Drama 'Parish' to Debut Ad-Free Between 'Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live' Finale, 'Book of Carol' First Look (EXCLUSIVE)". Deadline.
  3. ^ Programme Overview
  4. ^ a b Ritman, Alex (July 18, 2022). "'The Nevers' Star Zackary Momoh Joins Giancarlo Esposito in AMC's 'The Driver' Remake (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 2, 2022.
  5. ^ a b Petski, Denise (June 23, 2022). "Paula Malcomson Joins Giancarlo Esposito In AMC's 'The Driver'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 2, 2022.
  6. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (August 2, 2022). "'The Driver': Skeet Ulrich Joins Giancarlo Esposito In AMC Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 2, 2022.
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  8. ^ a b Behzadi, Sofia (August 1, 2022). "'The Driver': Bonnie Mbuli Joins Giancarlo Esposito In AMC Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 2, 2022.
  9. ^ "Bradley Whitford Joins AMC Series 'Parish' As Recurring". September 21, 2022. Retrieved April 19, 2024.
  10. ^ "Exciting things coming in 2023 on @AMC_TV and @AMCPlus". Twitter. August 16, 2022. Retrieved August 17, 2022.
  11. ^ Hailu, Selome (October 24, 2022). "'Parish' Co-Creator Sunu Gonera Out from AMC Series Following 'Serious Allegations'". Variety. Retrieved October 24, 2022.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 24, 2022). "'Parish' Co-Creator/EP Sunu Gonera Out After Sexual Misconduct Investigation". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  13. ^ "Giancarlo Esposito Seeks Revenge In 'Parish' Teaser Trailer & First Look Photos". November 13, 2023. Retrieved April 19, 2024.
  14. ^ "Parish". Writers Guild of America West. Retrieved April 29, 2023.
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  20. ^ "TV Ratings for Sunday 5th May 2024 - Network Finals and Select Cable Numbers Posted". May 7, 2024. Retrieved May 18, 2024.
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  22. ^ "Parish: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved April 18, 2024.
  23. ^ Tinubu, Aramide (2024-03-31). "Giancarlo Esposito Can't Save AMC's Haphazard and Predictable 'Parish': TV Review". Variety. Retrieved 2024-05-31.
  24. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (2024-03-29). "'Parish' Review: Giancarlo Esposito Is the Only Reason to Check Out AMC's Derivative Crime Drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2024-05-31.