Prime Video announced today that it has ordered the psychological mystery thriller Lazarus (working title) as a limited series, and revealed the lead cast.
Based on an original story idea and written by the New York Times best-selling author Harlan Coben (Tell No One, Fool Me Once) and BAFTA Award winner Danny Brocklehurst (Shameless, Fool Me Once), Lazarus (working title) will star Sam Claflin (Daisy Jones & The Six), Bill Nighy (Living), and Alexandra Roach (No Offence) in the lead roles.
Lazarus follows a man who returns home after his father’s suicide and begins to have disturbing experiences that can’t be explained. He quickly becomes entangled in a series of cold-case murders as he grapples with the mystery of his father’s death and his sister’s murder 25 years ago.
Sam Claflin, who serves as executive producer, will play Laz, a well-respected forensic psychologist who has spent his whole life running from the pain of his past. It is only now, when he returns home, that he is forced to finally face up to it.
Bill Nighy will play Doctor Lazarus. A psychologist and father to Laz, Jenna and Sutton, Dr L is a beloved figure within his community, and shares his son’s charm, dry humor, and charisma. In death, he wants his son to understand that they are more similar than Laz thinks.
Alexandra Roach will play Jenna Lazarus. Since her sister’s murder, Jenna has buried herself in a world of spiritual practice, but when her brother returns home and starts experiencing unexplained phenomena, she is forced to confront secrets from her own past.
Said Harlan Coben:
“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. It is never anything less than a thrill to team up again with Danny Brocklehurst and Quay Street Productions.”
Commented Danny Brocklehurst:
“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. 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.”
And Quay Street Productions’ Richard Fee and Nicola Shindler stated:
“Harlan and Danny have created another wonderfully compelling story but this time with an eerie twist. Lazarus has all the ingredients of a propulsive mystery thriller with an extra dose of atmosphere and psychological horror that makes it particularly gripping.”
Series writers Coben and Brocklehurst are set to serve as executive producers alongside BAFTA winner Nicola Shindler (Happy Valley, Fool Me Once) 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 will also serve as executive producer. Matt Strevens (Doctor Who, Capital) will produce.
Produced by Quay Street Productions and Amazon MGM Studios in association with Final Twist Productions, Lazarus will stream globally exclusively on Prime Video (date tba). Stay tuned for updates.
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