Tom Hardy, Zazie Beetz to lead Apple TV+ series ‘Lazarus’

‘Lazarus’ is based on the ‘Joona Linna’ book series by Lars Kepler

February 03, 2023 02:20 pm | Updated 03:16 pm IST - Los Angeles

Actor Tom Hardy.

Actor Tom Hardy. | Photo Credit: AP

Hollywood stars Tom Hardy and Zazie Beetz are set to feature in an upcoming drama series on Apple TV+.

Titled Lazarus, the show is currently in the development phase. It is a co-production between A+E Studios and Range Studios, reported entertainment news outlet Deadline.

Lazarus is based on the Joona Linna book series by Lars Kepler, the adopted pen name for Swedish authors Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril.

In the show, an emaciated young man is found wandering along a train track. Thirteen years earlier, he and his sister went missing, presumed victims of the notorious serial killer Jurek Walter, to be played by Hardy. To find the sister, police detective Saga Bauer (Beetz) must go undercover in the maximum-security psychiatric hospital where Walter has been kept since his arrest years ago.

The series will be written, executive produced and directed by Norwegian filmmaker Oystein Karlsen, known for shows such as Dag, One Night and Exit.

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