Paapa Essiedu Is Out Of Time In The First Trailer For Joe Barton’s The Lazarus Project

The Lazarus Project

by James White |
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Coming off as a classy mix of Groundhog Day and the sort of melon-twisting action that Christopher Nolan likes to bring to screens, Joe Barton's new Sky Original drama The Lazarus Project has I May Destroy You's Paapa Essiedu caught between personal tragedy and a mission to help stop extinction-level events. Check out the first trailer...

The new series from the creator of Giri/Haji follows George (Essiedu), who wakes up one day and finds himself reliving a day from months ago. He thinks 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 (Charly Clive). Worst of all, he seems to be the only one who has noticed what’s happened.

That is, until he meets Archie (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 (Rudi Dharmalingam), and their steely leader Wes (Caroline Quentin) George works to prevent global catastrophe – including trying to track down the formidable Rebrov (Tom Burke), 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?

Th eight-part thriller lands on Sky Max and NOW this April. And let's be honest: Chris Nolan never had Caroline Quentin dropping expository knowledge on any of his main characters, the coward.

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