Prime Video Commissions Mystery Thriller Lazarus


Prime Video has commissioned the limited series Lazarus (w.t.), to be written by best-selling author Harlan Coben and BAFTA winner Danny Brocklehurst.

Lazarus will follow a man who returns home after his father’s suicide and quickly becomes entangled in a series of cold-case murders, including his sister’s 25 years ago. Sam Claflin (Daisy Jones & The Six) serves as an executive producer and will star in the lead role. Bill Nighy (Living) and Alexandra Roach (Killing Eve) will also star.

The series is being produced by Quay Street Productions and Amazon MGM Studios in association with Final Twist Productions. Wayne Che Yip (Rings of Power, Utopia) will be directing episodes one and two and will also serve as executive producer. Additional exective producers are Coben, Brocklehurst, Nicola Schindler (Nolly, It’s a Sin) and Richard Fee (Fool Me Once, The Stranger).

“We were instantly drawn to Lazarus, from the brilliant minds of Harlan and Danny, fitting perfectly into our pan-English strategy,” said Rola Bauer, head of pan-English scripted SVOD TV at Amazon MGM Studios.  “I am confident that our global Prime Video customers will embrace it too. Combining director Wayne Yip’s vision with Sam, Bill and Alexandra’s amazing talent, along with Nicola, Richard and Quay Street as our award-winning production team, is a dream scenario.”

Lazarus is a gripping series that captures your attention from the very beginning,” commented Heather Curtis, current series executive for pan-English scripted SVOD TV at Amazon MGM Studios. “We’re thrilled to unite with Harlan, Danny, Quay Street and the all-star cast of Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy and Alexandra Roach to tell this compelling story for our global Prime Video customers.”

Coben said, “Do I have to say more than the names Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy and Alexandra Roach to express my excitement about this limited series? Lazarus is a story of loss, redemption—and the eternal bond between a parent and a child, even after death. It is never anything less than a thrill to team up again with Danny Brocklehurst and Quay Street Productions.”

Lazarus is a psychological thriller with an emotional spine,” Brocklehurst explained. “It’s about fathers and sons, love and loss. We have attempted to bring our trademark wit and warmth as well as twists galore. This is the first collaboration the team at Quay Street, Harlan and myself have done with Amazon, and we are delighted to be partnering with them.”

“Harlan and Danny have created another wonderfully compelling story, but this time with an eerie twist,” added Fee and Shindler. “Lazarus has all the ingredients of a propulsive mystery thriller with an extra dose of atmosphere and psychological horror that makes it particularly gripping.”