The former Rani Chandra co-stars in The Lazarus Project, the new science fiction series from Sky. All episodes available to download now
The latest TV series to star alumni from the Doctor Who family has arrived on British TV today. Anjli Mohindra, who played teenage hero Rani Chandra in The Sarah Jane Adventures, and who’s recently returned to that role for Big Finish and BBC Sounds, stars in The Lazarus Project. The new science fiction drama from Sky features the clandestine team managing the Checkpoint. It’s a save point for the universe that allows them to rewind time to the 1st of July every year. It’s an awesome power they only deploy in the face of an existential threat to the human race. And they just have…
Paapa Essiedu stars as George, an ordinary Londoner who happens to be one of the few with the ability to retain his memories of the undone future. And so, he’s alarmed and bewildered to find himself thrown back six months in time. Soon Archie (Anjli Mohindra) makes contact with him and recruits as an agent of the Lazarus Project. Terrorists have succeeded in triggering a nuclear apocalypse and now George, Archie, and their boss Wes (Caroline Quentin) have six months to either avert it or gather enough intelligence on those responsible to succeed in the next loop.
However, the series challenges George and the members of the Project with huge moral dilemmas. When is the use of the Checkpoint justified and which tragedies must they let stand unchanged? Meanwhile the personal sacrifices required by the team as they lose loves found, children conceived, and achievements made since the last reset, the web of events indefinably altered so that they might never now happen, weighs heavily on the team. It’s a timey wimey drama ideal for Doctor Who fans waiting for the show’s return this Autumn.
You can check out the trailer for The Lazarus Project below: