The Lazarus Project: Release Date, Trailer and Cast Starring Paapa Essiedu

Paapa Essiedu stars in a new time warp action thriller from screenwriter Joe Barton, the brains behind Giri/Haji

The series stars Paapa Essiedu, Anjli Mohindra and Tom Burke and is written by Giri/Haji creator Joe Barton.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Lazarus Project.

What is the Lazarus Project about?

The Lazarus Project is a time warp action thriller about a shadowy cabal turning back time to try and manipulate events.

George (Essiedu), their newest recruit, works with the Lazarus Project to try to save the world – but when someone close to him gets injured and the Project refuses to let him turn back time to save them to save himself, he must decide whether he wants to take his own destiny into his own hands.

Who is starring in The Lazarus Project?

Anjli Mohindra as Archie and Paapa Essiedu as George in The Lazarus Project (Credit: Simon Ridgway)

Paapa Essiedu plays George, the Lazarus Project’s newest recruit. Essiedu is probably best known for his role in Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You, but he also appeared in (and was the best part of) Mike Bartlett’s underappreciated journalism drama Press.

Anjli Mohindra plays Archie, the person who recruits George into the Lazarus Project. Mohindra has recently starred in the crime dramas Vigil and Bodyguard and had a supporting role in the Channel 4 series Cucumber a few years ago, but she is probably best known as Rani from The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Tom Burke plays Rebrov, the play’s villain. Burke has appeared in television series such as The Crown and films such as The Souvenir, but he is probably best known for his role in the JK Rowling detective series Strike, in which he appears opposite Holliday Grainger.

They are joined by Rudi Dharmalingam (The Split), Caroline Quentin (Bridgerton) and Charly Clive (Pure).

Who writes and directs the Lazarus Project?

The series was written and created by Joe Barton, writer/creator of the BBC series Giri/Haji. His next project is the Netflix series Half-Bad.

Marco Kreuzpaintner, Akaash Meeda and Laura Scrivano have directed episodes of The Lazarus Project.

Is there a trailer

Yes, there is, and you can check it out right here.

When and how can I watch The Lazarus Project?

The first episode of The Lazarus Project will air Thursday 16 June at 9pm on Sky Max.

All eight episodes of The Lazarus Project are available to stream as a box set on Now TV starting Thursday, June 16.

Where was the Lazarus Project filmed?

Filming in the UK took place in Bristol in 2021, further filming took place in the Czech Republic in Prague and Postoloprty respectively.

How many episodes does the Lazarus Project have?

The Lazarus Project consists of a total of eight episodes, each about an hour long.

What do reviews say about the Lazarus Project?

Our review of The Lazarus Project praised his emotional clarity and deeper interpretation of time loop stories, and drew special attention to Paapa Essiedu’s performance and kinetic visual language.

Why should I watch The Lazarus Project?

Because, from the perspective of an acclaimed screenwriter, it seems like an exciting twist on some well-known genres. Essiedu and Mohindra in particular are both excellent actors too, so it’s worth seeing them in action (literally and figuratively). The Lazarus Project: Release Date, Trailer and Cast Starring Paapa Essiedu


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