Sky Original drama, The Lazarus Project, has been commissioned for a second season with Paapa Essiedu, Charly Clive, Rudi Dharmalingam and Anjli Mohindra all confirmed to return.

For its launch on Sky Max, the action thriller from Joe Barton, the writer of Giri/Haji and Urban Myth Films, reached a cumulative 28 day audience of 1.70m, making it the second biggest Original drama of the year to date.

Joe Barton, writer and executive producer and Johnny Capps, executive producer for The Lazarus Project, comment: “We are thrilled at the success of series one and at Sky’s recommission.  We have bold and ambitious plans for series two which will reunite all our characters in more thrilling and mind bending adventures.”

Series 1 was directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner (Amazon Prime series Beat). The series was commissioned by Gabriel Silver, Director of Commissioning for Drama at Sky Studios for Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky UK. The series was executive produced by Joe Barton, Paul Gilbert for Sky Studios, and Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy for Urban Myth Films. Urban Myth Films produced in association with Sky Studios. Adam Knopf was the producer. NBCUniversal Global Distribution handed international sales of the series on behalf of Sky Studios.

The Lazarus Project Series 2 will return to screens in 2023.

Jon Creamer

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