Prime Video announced a new project based on a story idea from New York Times best-selling author Harlan Coben and BAFTA-winner Danny Brocklehurst.
The current working title, Lazarus, is a limited series that follows a man who returns home after his father commits suicide. He quickly begins encountering unsettling experiences that defy explanation, becoming entangled in a string of cold-case murders, all while wrestling with the unresolved mysteries surrounding his father's death and his sister's murder 25 years ago.
Sam Claflin, known for his roles in The Hunger Games and Daisy Jones & The Six, executive produces and stars as Laz, a well-respected forensic psychologist who has spent his whole life running from the pain of his past. Only upon returning home does he find himself compelled to confront it head-on.
Award-winning actor Bill Nighy will play Doctor Lazarus, a Psychologist and the father of Laz, Jenna, and Sutton. Revered within his community, he exudes the same charm, dry humor, and charisma as his son. Even in death, he wants to convey to Laz that they are more alike than he realizes.
The versatile Nighy has worked in theater, television, and film, with notable roles in Love Actually (2003), earning him a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. He received his first Oscar nomination for his role in the 2022 drama Living.
Alexandra Roach known for her roles in Utopia, Black Mirror, and Killing Eve, has been cast as Jenna Lazarus. Since her sister’s murder, Jenna has buried herself in a world of spiritual practice but now when her brother returns home and starts experiencing unexplained phenomena, she is forced to confront secrets from her past.
“Do I have to say more than the names Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, and Alexandra Roach to express my excitement about this limited series? Lazarus is a story of loss, redemption, and the eternal bond between a parent and a child, even after death,” said Harlan Coben, writer and executive producer. “It is never anything less than a thrill to team up again with Danny Brocklehurst and Quay Street Productions.”
“Lazarus is a psychological thriller with an emotional spine. It's about fathers and sons, love and loss. We have attempted to bring our trademark wit and warmth as well as twists galore,” said Danny Brocklehurst, writer and executive producer. “This is the first collaboration the team at Quay Street, Harlan, and myself have done with Amazon and we are delighted to be partnering with them.”
Lazarus, a psychological mystery thriller, is a collaborative production between Quay Street Productions and Amazon MGM Studios, in association with Final Twist Productions.
Harlan Coben and Danny Brocklehurst (Fool Me Once, Stay Close) serve as writers and executive producers, alongside BAFTA-winner Nicola Shindler (Nolly, It’s A Sin) and Richard Fee (Fool Me Once, The Stranger) for Quay Street Productions, part of ITV Studios. Wayne Che Yip (Rings of Power, Utopia) will direct episodes one and two and also serve as executive producer. Matt Strevens (Doctor Who, Capital) will produce. Series produced by Quay Street Productions and Amazon MGM Studios in association with Final Twist Productions.
No dates have been announced at this time.
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