Besson’s “Taxi” Becomes A U.S. TV Series

Chyler Leigh, Jacky Ido, Jennifer Esposito, Ally Walker, James Colby and Bill Heck are set to the lead the cast of the 12-episode TF1 drama series “Taxi: Brooklyn South”

Based on Luc Besson’s “Taxi” action film franchise, Gary Scott Thompson (“The Fast and the Furious”) penned the script and serves as showrunner.

Leigh plays Caitlyn Sullivan, a brilliant but stubborn and reckless Brooklyn investigator who is an outcast within the NYPD.

She teams with Marseille-born NY cabbie Leo Romba to form the most improbable and efficient partnership to solve crimes and mysteries around Brooklyn.

Olivier Megaton (“Taken 2”) will direct the first two episodes of the series. Shooting started in New York last week.

Source: Deadline