Paapa Essiedu, Anjli Mohindra, Tom Burke, Vinette Robinson and Caroline Quentin return for the second series of Sky’s sci-fi thriller.
Updated 25/10/23: The full, action-packed trailer for The Lazarus Project series 2 lands.
Seemingly aware of the inherent complications, there’s a gag about Back to the Future as we get an insight into the time loop issues facing the team.
There’s also a proper look at the show’s villain, played by Colin Salmon. However, he doesn’t exude evil per se, but rather a steely determination.
The new 8-part run of The Lazarus Project lands at Sky Max and NOW on November 15th, 2023.
Original article (of 27/09/23) follows…
The Lazarus Project – Series 2 promises more temporal twists
Back in June 2022, Sky’s The Lazarus Project delivered an intriguing new take on time travel. The series revolves around a secret organisation with the ability turn back time. It’s a power they deploy to protect the world when it is threatened by extinction.
Fighting a terrorist threat, it also dealt with the personal; central character George also sought to rewrite time to save a single life. As well as the temporal shenanigans, the show also delivered car chases, fisticuffs, sniper attacks and plenty of humour.
Now the series is back for a second run, with a new threat to civilisation.
Here’s the premise for The Lazarus Project Series 2:
When the world locks into a never-ending time loop that will ultimately end with the planet’s complete extinction, the Lazarus team must race against time to find a solution before humanity is wiped out forever. Among their number is resolute Lazarus agent, George, who’s been left in disgrace after betraying the organisation in the name of love.
George is determined to redeem himself and win back the trust of his friends, colleagues, and the love of his life. But when he discovers that the cause he’s fighting is more sinister than it appears, George begins to suspect that the only person he can really trust is himself.
Pappa Essiedu, Anjli Mohindra, Charly Clive, Vinette Robinson, Rudi Dharmalingam, Caroline Quentin and Tom Burke all reprise their roles.
Additionally, the show adds Royce Pierreson, Colin Salmon, Safia Oakley-Green, Lorne MacFayden, Zoe Telford, Sam Troughton and James Atherton.
The Lazarus Project comes from creator/writer Joe Barton. Urban Myth Films produce, in association with Sky Studios. Series 2 comes to Sky Max and streaming service NOW this November.
You can currently catch up with all eight episodes of Series 1 via Sky Max on YouTube.