‘The Lazarus Project’: Sky Sets June Premiere & Releases Clip For New Time Bending Action Drama
Sky has released a first-look clip and announced a June premiere date for ‘The Lazarus Project‘, a new action-packed, time-bending drama from From Joe Barton, the acclaimed writer of ‘Giri/Haji’, starring the Emmy and BAFTA-nominated Paapa Essiedu (‘I May Destroy You’, ‘Gangs of London’).
‘The Lazarus Project’ is a riveting series that speaks directly to our uncertain times and to our desire to take charge of what is beyond our control. It is a moving story of love and fate within a compelling, blistering action thriller that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats – all shot through with Joe Barton’s trademark dark humour.
When George (Essiedu) wakes up one day and finds himself reliving a day from months ago, he thinks he’s lost his mind. All of his recent milestones have been undone, including his success at work and his marriage to the love of his life Sarah (Charly Clive – ‘Pure’). Worst of all, he seems to be the only one who has noticed what’s happened.
That is until he meets Archie (Anjli Mohindra – ‘Vigil’, ‘Bodyguard’), who recruits George for the Lazarus Project – a secret organisation that has harnessed the ability to turn back time every time the world is at threat of extinction. Like George, those who work at Lazarus are the few people on earth with the ability to remember the events that are undone when time goes back. Alongside colleagues Archie, standoffish Shiv (Rudi Dharmalingam – ‘Wakefield’, ‘The Split’), and their steely leader Wes (Caroline Quentin – ‘Dickensian’, ‘Bridgerton’) George works to prevent global catastrophe – including trying to track down the formidable Rebrov (Tom Burke – ‘Strike’, ‘War and Peace’), a wanted criminal intent on detonating a nuclear warhead and destroying the world.
Then a freak accident harms someone close to George. Lazarus won’t let him turn back time to undo it – unless there is the threat of global extinction. Now George must choose to stay loyal or go rogue, as he is faced with the question: if you had the power to rewrite your past, what would you sacrifice to do it…?
‘The Lazarus Project’ is directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner, internationally acclaimed director of the Prime Video series ‘Beat’. The series was commissioned by Gabriel Silver, Director of Commissioning for Drama at Sky Studios for Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky UK. The series is executive produced by Joe Barton, Paul Gilbert for Sky Studios, and Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy for Urban Myth Films. Urban Myth Films is producing in association with Sky Studios. Adam Knopf is the producer. NBCUniversal Global Distribution will handle international sales of the series on behalf of Sky Studios.
‘The Lazarus Project‘ Season 1 premieres Thursday, 16th June 2022 on Sky Max and NOW, will all episodes On Demand.