The Lazarus Project

Is The Lazarus Project Coming Back?

Season 2 of the sci-fi thriller premieres on TNT in the United States on Sunday, June 9. But there’s a catch.

TNT’s original sci-fi drama The Lazarus Project is coming back, today dropping a new trailer along with the Season 2 premiere date. But that news comes with one very big caveat.

The Lazarus Project stars Paapa Essiedu as George, a man recruited by the Lazarus Project — a secret organization that holds the ability to turn back time whenever the world is at the threat of extinction. When he loses someone he loves George must decide how far he is willing to go to alter his own past.

Season 2 will premiere Sunday, June 9 (9/8c) on TNT. Here’s how the network describes the story:

In the new season, resolute Lazarus agent George (Essiedu) has been left in disgrace after betraying the organization in the name of love. He is determined to redeem himself and win back the trust of his friends, colleagues, and the love of his life. But when he discovers that the cause he is fighting for is more sinister than it appears, George suspects that the only person he can really trust is himself.

The 8-episode first season aired last summer on TNT in the United States, picked up from Sky One in the United Kingdom. Season 2 released in the U.K. last November.

Anjli Mohindra (Bodyguard), Tom Burke (Strike), Caroline Quentin (Bridgerton), Rudi Dharmalingam (Wakefield), and Charly Clive (Pure) also return for Season 2. The series is produced by Urban Myth Films in association with Sky Studios.

There is one big catch for fans eager to see The Lazarus Project back on our screens: Season 2 will be the show’s last. Original broadcaster Sky cancelled the series after the second season finished its run across the pond in the fall of 2023.

The cancellation news came down in March of this year, despite critical acclaim for the series and a BAFTA award nomination for Essiedu.

The Lazarus Project

“The Lazarus Project has brought audiences jaw dropping action and time-bending storylines across two seasons, and we are incredibly proud of this BAFTA-winning series,” the network said in a statement. “Whilst we won’t be commissioning another season, we would like to thank the incredible team who made this show possible.”

U.S. cable network TNT doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to original science fiction. The network rescued Babylon 5 from a premature end back in 1997, but ultimately proved to be a hostile environment to spin-off Crusade. More recently TNT had successful runs with Falling Skies (2011-2015) and The Librarians (2014-2018). But TNT cancelled Snowpiercer after that show’s fourth season had not only been greenlit but even filmed. That show finally found a new home on AMC, with the final season finally set to air in 2025 — three years after the third season.

Are you watching The Lazarus Project? How do you feel about the show’s cancellation? Let us know in the comments below.


Darren is a fan of all things science fiction, and founded the popular Stargate website GateWorld in 1999, followed by SciFi Stream in 2007. He lives in the Seattle area.

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