Matthew Fox is making a return to the small screen after eleven years. Lost and Party of Five famed stars will star in a new Peacock series with Joanne Froggatt titled Last Light. The series is based on the best-selling novel by Alex Scarrow and Peacock’s adaptation will be an action-packed limited series which will be directed by Dennie Gordon (Jack Ryan).
Lisa Katz, the President of scripted content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming shared her excitement about the series going to Peacock. Check out her full statement:
“Last Light is the perfect combination of an action-packed limited series with a compelling family drama at its heart. Led by fan-favorites Matthew Fox and Joanne Froggatt, this sweeping international saga spans several continents that provide a stunning global backdrop, yet is grounded in a relatable and topical story. We can’t wait to share this with Peacock audiences.”
Mark Burnett, the Chairman of Worldwide Television at MGM also shared his happiness on working with Peacock and this is what he said:
“Just over a year ago, after recognizing the immense growth potential in the international market, we launched MGM International TV Productions with the goal of telling global stories that not only entertain but also shed light on issues that are important to today’s audiences worldwide.”
Friday Night Lights and The Blacklist alumnus Patrick Massett and Jon Ziman will be serving as showrunners and executive producers on the series. The limited series is coming to Peacock but the release date hasn’t been announced yet. Check out the full synopsis for the series below:
Petro-chemist Andy Nielsen knows how dependent the world is on oil; if something were to happen to the world’s oil supply, it would set off a chain reaction: transportation would grind to a halt, supplies would cease to be delivered, law enforcement would be overwhelmed. While on a business trip to the Middle East, Andy realizes that his worst fears are coming true and his family is separated at this crucial moment. His teenage daughter, Laura, is alone at home in London while his wife, Elena, and young son, Sam, are in Paris. Amid this chaos, each family member will sacrifice everything to find one another, despite the distance and the dangers that separate them. Based on Alex Scarrow’s best-selling novel of the same name.