Lost star Matthew Fox is set for a return to television as executive producer and star of Peacock’s Last Light, a five-episode limited series adaptation of Alex Scarrow’s bestselling novel about a family fighting to survive in a world catapulted into chaos.
The official synopsis for the series, which is being directed by Dennie Gordon (Jack Ryan) with Patrick Massett and John Zinman (Friday Night Lights) as showrunners, reads:
Petro-chemist Andy Nielsen (Matthew Fox) 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 (Joanne Froggatt), 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.
“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. “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.”