Matthew Fox is back in action.
The 56-year-old star returns to the small screen for the first time since his favorite TV series Lost ended in 2010 for Peacock’s new limited series Last Light. His role as Andy Yeats, a petrochemist struggling to save the world from an apocalyptic oil crisis, comes seven years after his last acting role in the 2015 film Bone Tomahawk.
So what did Fox get out of retirement?
“On a personal level, for the first time in my career, I wanted to be an executive producer,” he told E! News. “I had a bucket list ready of projects I wanted to do in 2014 and I felt like I had accomplished what I set out to do and would focus my energy elsewhere. The idea that I would never have been an executive producer was still kind of there, and this project would give me the opportunity to do that with my management partner Bill Choi, who is my manager, but above all a very good friend. We wanted the opportunity to collaborate and work on creative elements rather than some kind of logistics.”
Fox also connected to the project’s storyline, which sees Yeats trying to reconnect with his family around the world as they try to survive the crumbling world around them.