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FIRST LOOK The Lazarus Project

Sky Max have released a selection of first look images from their new action thriller The Lazarus Project starring Charly Clive and Paapa Essiedu, as well as the first trailer.

The eight-part series, formerly announced as Extinction, launches in April, comes from the acclaimed writer of Giri/Haji, Joe Barton and stars Paapa Essiedu, Charly Clive, Anjli Mohindra, Tom Burke, Caroline Quentin and Rudi Dharmalingam.

Described as a timely and affecting exploration of the desire to take charge of your own fate, The Lazarus Project follows what happens when Paapa Essiedu's character George, wakes up one day and finds himself reliving a day from months ago. Thinking 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, played by Charly Clive.

Worst of all, he seems to be the only one who has noticed what’s happened. That is until he meets Archie, played by Anjli Mohindra, 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, and their steely leader Wes George works to prevent global catastrophe – including trying to track down the formidable Rebrov, 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 promises to be 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.

Directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner, the series will be executive produced Joe Barton and Paul Gilbert for Sky Studios and Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy for Urban Myth Films. With Adam Knopf as producer.

The Lazarus Project will air on Sky Max in April


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