Wednesday, October 12, 2022

TNT Acquires British Drama 'The Lazarus Project' Starring Paapa Essiedu

TNT has today acquired the stateside rights to the original drama series The Lazarus Project starring Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You). The series marks the first new scripted drama to appear on TNT since the April 2022 merger that formed Warner Bros. Discovery.

The 8-episode first season is expected to premiere in early 2023.

The drama follows George (Essiedu), the latest recruit to The Lazarus Project - a secret organization that has harnessed the ability to turn back time whenever the world is at the threat of extinction. George and his colleagues are the few people on Earth with the ability to remember the events that are undone when time goes back. But when 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 faces the question of: if you had the power to re-write your past, what would you sacrifice to do it? The drama explores our desire to take charge of what is beyond our control and is a moving story of love and fate within a gripping action thriller that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

In addition to Essiedu, the drama stars Anjli Mohindra, Tom Burke, Caroline Quentin, Rudi Dharmalingam and Charly Clive.

Julian Murphy, Johnny Capps, Joe Barton and Paul Gilbert executive produce. Sky Studios and Urban Myth Films produce.

"We have a robust slate of exciting new projects in development to give the large, engaged TNT audience a reason to tune-in night after night," said Kathleen Finch, Chairman and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Discovery. "Acquiring the U.S. rights to The Lazarus Project, a series that already has a strong following in the UK, gave us a runway to reset TNT's scripted and unscripted development filters and quickly deliver fresh content for fans of big, scripted drama."