Lost alum Matthew Fox is set to star alongside Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) in Peacock’s Last Light, a series adaptation based on Alex Scarrow’s bestselling apocalyptic thriller novel. Fox also will executive produce the series from MGM International TV Productions in association with Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viaplay. Production is set to begin soon in Prague with Film United overseeing physical production.
The five-episode limited drama series is based on Scarrow’s Last Light, which tells the story of a family fighting to survive in a world that has been suddenly thrown into chaos.
Fox will play Andy Neilson. Andy, an ex-pat living in London, is one of the world’s leading petro-chemical engineers. He’s brilliant and very in demand, but his drive and ambition have sometimes been to the detriment of his family life. Our story’s unfolding crisis will force Andy to reassess his priorities — both familial and professional. The only way he’ll be able to restore his family is by setting the world right. He may be the only one with the knowledge and ability to do so.
Froggatt plays Elena Neilson. Elena is smart, caring, and beautiful. When her son, Sam, was diagnosed with a progressive, degenerative eye disease, she gave up her thriving professional career and put all of her considerable energy and ability toward finding a cure. She has become a leading fundraiser for a foundation pursuing cutting edge research into Sam’s condition. This maternal and professional triumph for Elena is only tempered by the state of her marriage, which has been strained to the breaking point.
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Dennie Gordon (Jack Ryan) will direct and executive produce all episodes and is currently on the ground in Prague as an EP, producing the series. Patrick Massett and John Zinman (Friday Night Lights, The Blacklist) will serve as Showrunners and Executive Producers. Fox will executive produce along with his longtime manager William Choi at Entertainment 360. William Choi, Sydney Gallonde, Rikke Ennis, Patrick Renault, Peter Settman also executive produce.
Last Light marks Fox’s first return to TV since his stint on ABC’s Lost on which he played Jack Shepard on all six seasons of the series. He has since appeared in feature films, including Bone Tomahawk and World War Z.
Froggatt won a Golden Globe and was three-times Emmy nominated for her role as Anna Bates in Downton Abbey and reprised her role in the recent film. She’s also known for her starring role in ITV and Sundance drama Liar.
Variety was first to report Fox’s casting.
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