After a 7-year hiatus, Matthew Fox is returning to TV.
The “Lost” and “Party of Five” star will join Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”) in “Last Light,” an action-packed thriller mini-series adapted from Alex Scarrow’s bestselling novel. The show will be directed by Dennie Gordon (“Jack Ryan”).
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The five-part series, which Fox will also executive produce, marks the actor’s first TV foray since ABC’s desert-island thriller “Lost.” Fox played Jack Shepard on the hit series across its six seasons until wrapping in 2010. He has since starred in a handful of feature films, including Brad Pitt’s “World War Z” and “Bone Tomahawk” alongside Kurt Russell.
MGM International TV Production, which is headed by former Studiocanal executive Rola Bauer, is producing “Last Light” in association with Nordic Entertainment Group’s streaming service Viaplay and NBC streamer Peacock. It’s believed MBC in the Middle East and Stan in Australia are also in the final stages of partnering on the show.
The series was written by John Zinman and Patrick Massett, who previously teamed on “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and “Friday Night Lights” and will serve as showrunners and executive producers.
Variety understands that “Last Light” is set to start shooting on Sept. 25 across multiple international locations, including Prague. The dystopian miniseries centers around a family whose lives are changed forever when oil supplies get contaminated by an infectious agent, causing society to implode in the face of global disaster. The cast will include several up-and-coming actors.
Gordon, Zinman and Massett are executive producing alongside Fox, his manager William Choi of Entertainment 360, and Sydney Gallonde, who initially developed the show with several French writers, including Patrick Renault. Other executive producers are Rikke Ennis and Peter Settman.