A new limited drama thriller series headlined by Matthew Fox is coming from Peacock.
The new series, Last Light, will be a 5-episode limited drama, which will star Fox (Lost) and Joanne Froggatt (Liar, Downton Abbey), with Fox also serving as executive producer along with Entertainment 360. The series will be based on Alex Scarrow’s International best-selling novel Last Light, and will also mark Fox’s return to the world of television for the first since 2007’s Lost: Missing Pieces.
Dennie Gordon is set to direct and executive produce all five episodes, with Patrick Massett and John Zinman serving as showrunners for the series as well as being attached as executive producers. “Last Light is the perfect combination of an action-packed limited series with a compelling family drama at its heart,” said Lisa Katz, president scripted content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.
“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,” a synopsis for the series reads. “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.”