Matthew Fox is back in action.
The 56-year-old star returns to the small screen for the first time since his fan-favorite TV series Lost ended in 2010 for Peacockthe new limited series of the last light. His role as petrochemist Andy Yeats, who fights to save the world from an apocalyptic oil crisis, comes seven years after his last acting gig in the 2015 film bone tomahawk.
So what brought Fox out of retirement?
“On a personal level, I wanted to be an executive producer for the first time in my career,” he exclusively told E! New. “I had completed a list of projects I wanted to do in 2014 and felt like I had accomplished what I set out to accomplish and was going to focus my energies on other things. L The idea that I had never executive produced was still kind of there and this project was going to give me the opportunity to do that with my managing partner. bill choi, who is my manager, but also and above all a very good friend. We wanted to have the opportunity to collaborate together and work on more creative elements rather than some kind of logistics.”
Fox also connected to the project’s plot, which follows Yeats trying to reconnect with his family across the globe as they attempt to survive the collapsing world around them.