NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock has ordered The last light, a new limited series of dramatic thrillers based on the novel of the same name by Alex Scarrow.
Produced by MGM International Television Productions, the 5 x 60 minute series is produced in association with Nordic Entertainment Group’s streaming service Viaplay.
Patrick Massett and John Zinman (Friday night lights The blacklist) will serve as showrunners and executive producers, while Dennie Gordon (Jack ryan) will direct the entire series and also produce. Veronika Lencova produces.
William Choi, Sydney Gallonde, Rikke Ennis, Patrick Renault and Peter Settman are also attached to executive production, as are Lost star Matthew Fox, via Entertainment 360, who is returning to television in one of the lead roles.
Fox will star alongside Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) in the series, set to begin filming in Prague soon, with Film United overseeing physical production.
Last light tells the story of petrochemist Andy Nielsen, an expert who knows how dependent the world is on oil – and realizes his worst fears come true.
With Nielsen in the Middle East, her teenage daughter home alone in London, and his wife and young son in Paris, each member of the family will sacrifice everything to find themselves, despite the distance and the dangers that separate them. , as the company begins to crumble.
“The last light is the perfect combination of an action-packed limited series with a gripping family drama at its heart, âsaid Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.
âLed by fan favorites Matthew Fox and Joanne Froggatt, this vast international saga spans multiple continents that provide a stunning global backdrop, while being grounded in relevant and topical history. We can’t wait to share this with the Peacock audience.