The second season of Sky Max’s slick and surprising sci-fi series The Lazarus Project has not only been confirmed, but filming is currently underway.
The channel has released two behind-the-scenes pictures showing Paapa Essiedu on set, one alongside Charly Clive (above).
Essiedu plays George, an app developer whose déjà vu turns into an awareness that Earth’s timeline is being reset. This leads to him being recruited by the Lazarus Project, an organization that prevents world-destroying events by turning back the clock.
The eight-parter was loved by viewers and critics alike – our own reviews gave it four stars – and creator Joe Barton (Giri/Haji) is back to helm his second outing.
Barton previously told RadioTimes.com that season 2 was “the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,” calling the time between restarting and beginning filming “very, very tight” and “stressful.” He also called the plot “so complicated” and hinted at even more twists and turns for George and his Lazarus Project colleagues next season.
In fact, Barton also hinted at the possibility of introducing other ex-agents after Tom Burke’s character Rebrov was described as one of the Lazarus Project’s many traitors.
“It’s something we’d probably explore more as we get more series. And this idea of what the tribute is from these people making this thing,” he said.
Well, another season is indeed in the works, and while there’s still a long way to go before it arrives, details have already surfaced that herald what we can expect. Read on to find out everything you need to know about Season 2 of The Lazarus Project.
The Lazarus Project season 2 release date speculation
Season 2 is currently being filmed with a release date to be announced. However, Sky has confirmed that the sci-fi drama will be released in 2023, so fans won’t have to wait too long between seasons.
Season 1 arrived on June 16, 2022, so we could already see Season 2 Summer 2023 to keep the distance between them to about a year.
The cast of Season 2 of The Lazarus Project
We expect most of the cast from Season 1 to return for Season 2.
Paapa Essiedu is officially back as an app developer-turned-time-traveller George, as is Charly Clive as his girlfriend Sarah, both of whom can be seen in behind-the-scenes footage on set.
We could also see Caroline Quentin returning as Wes, Anjli Mohindra as Archie, Tom Burke as Rebrov, Rudi Dharmalingam as Shiv, and Vinette Robinson as Janet.
The plot of Season 2 of The Lazarus Project
Details on The Lazarus Project season 2 are sparse at the moment, but Sky has released a synopsis teasing what’s to come.
“This time the stakes are higher than ever,” it said. “When George and the team find themselves in a loop where the world ends every three weeks, they must find a solution before the earth implodes for the final time, wiping out humanity forever.”
The stakes certainly ring higher this time, as the ending to season one sets things up for a tense run.
For one thing, George’s friend Sarah is now aware of the time warp and George’s involvement in the Lazarus Project, which will likely affect their relationship.
Janet is also stuck in 2012, but whether the team can save her or if the Chinese government will get to her first remains to be seen. Also up in the air is the fate of her young daughter with Rebrov, who was born after her son was obliterated by the time warp.
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There’s also a chance that other ex-agents will show up to complicate things for Wes and the team.
As more details become known, we will update this page.
The Lazarus Project season 2 trailer
There’s no trailer for Season 2 yet, but we’ll update this page when it comes out.
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