Petrochemical engineer and peak oil bore Andy Sutherland is in Iraq on business and discovers that things are about to unravel spectacularly. As the tagline of the book that Last Light is based on says:

“We are less than a week away from the end.”

He comes to understand that the entire world’s oil supplies are about to suddenly close down and all life, as we know it, is about to come to a shuddering halt. He is stranded in Iraq with a group of British soldiers, desperately trying to find his way home to his wife and family as the very fabric of society starts to tear apart. Events begin to spiral out of control as the civilized world collapses and riots, raging fires, looting, rape, and murder all take hold.

What is worse is that this is not a natural disaster. Somebody is behind this, and they are tracking both Andy and his family as the world burns. The people with a stranglehold on the future of civilization have flexed their muscles at other significant tipping points in history, and they are prepared to do it again.

According to reviews of the book, Last Light will:

“…keep you awake at night or send you down to the store at 7am to buy 200 tins of corned beef and 400 litres of bottled water.”

Now, after ten years away from Television, Matthew Fox (Lost) will play Andy in a limited five-episode adaption of Alex Scarrow’s book for MGM International TV and Peacock. Last Light will shoot in Prague and The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Patrick Massett and John Zinman are adapting the book and will serve as showrunners.

All five episodes will be directed by Dennie Gordon, who will also executive produce.

No word yet on when production starts or expected air dates.

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