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[10/21/21 - 08:30 AM]
Peacock Announces Full Cast of New Limited Drama Thriller Series "Last Light" from MGM International TV Productions
Alyth Ross, Taylor Fay, Amber Rose Revah, Victor Alli, Tom Wlaschiha and Hakeem Jomah will join the previously announced Matthew Fox and Joanne Froggatt.

[via press release from Peacock]

PEACOCK ANNOUNCES FULL CAST OF NEW LIMITED DRAMA THRILLER SERIES "LAST LIGHT" FROM MGM INTERNATIONAL TV PRODUCTIONS

Newly Announced Cast Includes Alyth Ross, Taylor Fay, Amber Rose Revah, Victor Alli, Tom Wlaschiha and Hakeem Jomah Will Round Out The Cast

Previously Announced Matthew Fox (Lost) will Star and Executive Produce in his Return to Television Alongside Star Joanne Froggatt (Liar, Downton Abbey) in Series Based on Alex Scarrow's International Best-Selling Novel Last Light

www.PeacockTV.com

STARRING

Previously Announced

MATTHEW FOX (Lost) will play Andy Yeats. Andy, an ex-pat living in London, is one of the world's leading petro-chemical engineers. He's brilliant and very in demand, but his drive and ambition have sometimes been to the detriment of his family life. Our story's unfolding crisis will force Andy to reassess his priorities - both familial and professional. The only way he'll be able to restore his family is by setting the world right. He may be the only one with the knowledge and ability to do so.

Please note revised last name for character

JOANNE FROGGATT (Liar, Downton Abbey) will play Elena Yeats. Elena is smart, caring, and beautiful. When her son, Sam, was diagnosed with a progressive, degenerative eye disease, she gave up her thriving professional career and put all of her considerable energy and ability toward finding a cure. She has become a leading fundraiser for a foundation pursuing cutting edge research into Sam's condition. This maternal and professional triumph for Elena is only tempered by the state of her marriage, which has been strained to the breaking point.

Please note revised last name for character

Newly Announced

ALYTH ROSS (Traces, Emerald) will play Laura Yeats. Laura is a passionate and informed university student committed to confronting the mounting crisis of climate change and finding a solution to helping the planet. This puts her at odds with her father who is a scientist for big oil. Her activism, curiosity, and courage, as well as her social media savvy as an environmental influencer, will prove essential to helping her father when the world is suddenly sent into chaos due to a global energy crisis.

TAYLOR FAY

Taylor Fay (Judge Rinder, The Making of Alex) will play Sam Yeats. Eight-year-old Sam is fighting a degenerative eye disease that is slowing taking away his sight. His descent into darkness is happening at a time the rest of the world is facing a global energy crisis that threatens to plunge the world into darkness. He and his mother will lean on each other for support in getting through these dark days.

AMBER ROSE REVAH (The Punisher) will play Mika Bakhash. Mika's job is to ensure energy-related compliance between big oil and the British government. When the world faces a global energy crisis, Mika will use professional contacts and investigational savvy to help Andy find a solution to the growing energy problem.

VICTOR ALLI (Belfast, Grantchester) will play Owen Jones. Owen is a brilliant college student who has been working his way through school. When he gets closer to Laura, he will find himself in over his head and in the very center of the crisis.

TOM WLASCHIHA (Game of Thrones, Stranger Things) will play Karl Bergmann. Karl Bergmann works for the British Government and is the man Parliament and MI6 turn to when the world is thrown into chaos.

HAKEEM JOMAH (Rashash, Kidnap) will play Khalil Al-Qatani. Khalil is the head of a big oil company who is committed to moving away from their economic reliance on oil and toward a huge investment in renewable energy resources. Even as enemies within his company try to derail his progressive programs, he will assist Andy and Mika in their quest for a solution to the emerging global energy crisis.

ABOUT THE SERIES:

Director / Executive Producer: Dennie Gordon (Jack Ryan) will direct and executive produce all episodes and is currently on the ground in Prague as an EP, producing the series

Showrunners / Executive Producers: Patrick Massett and John Zinman (Friday Night Lights, The Blacklist) write and executive produce all episodes

Starring / Executive Producer: Matthew Fox

Executive Producers: William Choi (Fox's longtime manager) of Entertainment 360, Sydney Gallonde, Rikke Ennis, Patrick Renault, Peter Settman

Produced by: MGM International Television Productions in association with Nordic Entertainment Group's Viaplay, STAN, MBC

Format: 5 x 60 min episodes, limited drama series

Filming Location: Production is currently underway in Prague and Abu Dhabi with FILM UNITED overseeing physical production.

Patrick Murguia is the Director of Photography; Elaine Grainger is overseeing casting and Veronika Lencova is producing.

Logline: The series is based on Alex Scarrow's international best-selling novel Last Light, which tells the story of a family fighting to survive in a world that has been suddenly thrown into chaos.

SERIES DESCRIPTION:

Petro-chemist Andy Yeats knows how dependent the world is on oil; if something were to happen to the world's oil supply, it would set off a chain reaction: transportation would grind to a halt, supplies would cease to be delivered, law enforcement would be overwhelmed. While on a business trip to the Middle East, Andy realizes that his worst fears are coming true and his family is separated at this crucial moment. His teenage daughter, Laura, is alone at home in London while his wife, Elena, and young son, Sam, are in Paris. Amid this chaos, each family member will sacrifice everything to find one another, despite the distance and the dangers that separate them. Based on Alex Scarrow's best-selling novel of the same name.

PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE QUOTES:

"Last Light is the perfect combination of an action-packed limited series with a compelling family drama at its heart," said Lisa Katz, president scripted content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. "Led by fan-favorites Matthew Fox and Joanne Froggatt, this sweeping international saga spans several continents that provide a stunning global backdrop, yet is grounded in a relatable and topical story. We can't wait to share this with Peacock audiences."

"Just over a year ago, after recognizing the immense growth potential in the international market, we launched MGM International TV Productions with the goal of telling global stories that not only entertain, but also shed light on issues that are important to today's audiences worldwide." said Mark Burnett, Chairman of Worldwide Television at MGM.

"This is a timely thriller about society's dependency on oil and its devastating effects on our planet. Diego Piasek, our head of development told me about Dennie connecting with this important message. Dennie is a multi-genre talented female director and her vision with Patrick and John, has shaped an urgent message for our audiences. We started this journey with Sydney and now with all our platform partners involved, we are poised to have this message heard in every corner of the globe," added Rola Bauer, President of MGM International TV Productions.





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