Giancarlo Esposito, known for his roles in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, returns to AMC to star in its upcoming thriller “Parish.” The series, set in New Orleans, follows Gracian “Gray” Parish, a family man and owner of a luxury car service. The show explores the impact of choices on Parish’s family against the backdrop of New Orleans’ unique character.
In “Parish,” Esposito takes on the role of Gracian “Gray” Parish, a devoted family man and the proud owner of a luxury car service in The Big Easy. The first full trailer, as well as a captivating poster, have been unveiled, offering a glimpse into the suspenseful narrative.
The series follows Gray Parish, whose life takes a tragic turn when his son is brutally murdered, leading to the collapse of his business. A chance encounter with an old friend from his past as a wheelman reignites old habits, propelling him into a high-stakes collision with a violent criminal syndicate.
Based on the British series “The Driver,” the cast includes Zackary Momoh, Paula Malcomson, Skeet Ulrich, Bonnie Mbuli, Ivan Mbakop, Arica Himmel, and Dax Rey in various pivotal roles. Bradley Whitford makes recurring appearances as Anton, a charming and intelligent figure heading a criminal organization with direct conflicts with Parish. Amanda Brugel guest-stars as Sister Anne, adding an intriguing layer to the narrative.
Watch the trailer below.
During AMC’s TCA press tour, Esposito described New Orleans as a “city of demons,” emphasizing its unique blend of churches and lively nightlife. He shared insights into the series, highlighting the central theme of choices that Gray Parish must make, exploring their impact on his family and the larger community. Esposito expressed his excitement about portraying a character grappling with decisions in a city filled with rich history and complexity.
“Parish” is set to premiere on March 31 on AMC and its streaming service, AMC+. Esposito, who revealed that the show has been in the making for around eight years, hinted at the possibility of exploring other cities in potential future seasons.
Produced by AMC Studios in association with A+E Studios and Thruline Entertainment, “Parish” is co-created and executive produced by Danny Brocklehurst. Showrunners and executive producers include Eduardo Javier Canto and Ryan Maldonado, with Esposito also serving as an executive producer alongside an impressive lineup of creative minds.
With its gripping storyline, diverse cast, and the dynamic setting of New Orleans, “Parish” promises to be a must-watch series that captivates audiences with its exploration of choices, family, and the ever-present ghosts of the past and future.