Cabbie Jo Joyner
Jo Joyner is set to star in a new BBC drama series called 'Candy Cabs', where she will play a female taxi driver
Jo Joyner is to star in new comedy drama series 'Candy Cabs' about a female taxi company.
The 'EastEnders' actress - who is best known for her role as cheated wife Tanya Branning in the BBC One soap - is to head up the upcoming three-part series at the network about a group of female cab drivers.
Comedy actress Lisa Millet will join Jo as two northern friends who decide to start their own business - but whose entrepreneurial skills take a backseat when their personal lives start affecting their work.
The pair will be joined in the show by a host of soap stars, including former 'Hollyoaks' actor Ricky Whittle, ex-'EastEnders' hunk Paul Nicholls and former 'Brookside' beauty Claire Sweeney.
TV stars Denis Lawson, John Henshaw, Jodie Prenger, Paul Kaye, Melanie Hill, Tom Goodman-Hill and Daniel Ryan will also join then on the small screen.
Cheryl Taylor, Commissioning Head of Comedy at the BBC, said: "We're delighted to be on board with the girls from 'Candy Cabs'. The series has a wonderful cast, warm and witty writing and a sparkling seaside setting brimming with northern soul.
"We look forward to three nights of emotional and dramatic fun with these lovely ladies."
The mini-series will be produced by Splash Media and filming will start at the end of May.