Co-produced by Fremantle, Revolution Films, Passenger and Anonymous Content, the six-part drama Fall of the God of Cars will tell the story of the Brazilian-Lebanese CEO of Nissan and Renault, played by Tony Shalhoub.

Fremantle, Revolution Films (A Mighty Heart, This England, 24 Hour Party People), Passenger (True Detective, Outlaw King, Catch-22) and Anonymous Content (The Revenant, Mr Robot, Maniac) have today announced that they are collaborating on a new six-part drama, Fall of the God of Cars.

The series is written and directed by Revolution Films’ Michael Winterbottom and tells the story of Carlos Ghosn, the Brazilian-Lebanese CEO of Nissan and Renault, who was arrested in Japan and one year later orchestrated his own escape to Beirut, hidden in a music case on a private jet.

Emmy Award winning Tony Shalhoub (Monk, The Marvellous Miss Maisel) stars as Carlos Ghosn. The series was originally developed by Michael Winterbottom, Alfonso Cuaron, and Anonymous Content. Richard Brown serves as executive producer on behalf of Passenger and Fremantle, Melissa Parmenter serves as executive producer for Revolution Films, and Violaine Etienne serves as executive producer for Anonymous Content. David Levine and Garrett Kemble will oversee the project on behalf of Anonymous Content.

Revolution Films’ Michael Winterbottom said: “Carlos Ghosn was a superstar of the car industry, the first person ever to have simultaneously been CEO of two Fortune 500 companies. It is wonderful to have Tony Shalhoub on board to play this complex character.”

Fremantle’s CEO of Global Drama, Christian Vesper, said: “We are excited to announce this latest collaboration with Michael, Richard and the team at Anonymous Content. They are the perfect visionary and creative partners to bring this fascinating and incredulous story to life.”