Entertainment TV Matthew Fox Returning to TV After More Than a Decade in New Peacock Miniseries 'Last Light' The five-episode limited dramatic series marks the return of Matthew Fox, who last starred in Lost By Dan Heching Dan Heching Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 17, 2021 10:38 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty After more than a decade away from the small screen, Matthew Fox is set to make his grand return to television. The Party of Five star, 55, is set to star in the new Peacock limited series Last Light, based on the international best-selling novel of the same name by Alex Scarrow. The streamer announced the dramatic thriller series on Friday, confirming that Emmy nominee Fox will costar alongside Golden Globe winner Joanne Froggatt of Downton Abbey fame. Orion Where Are They Now? The Cast of Lost Fox's casting in the miniseries marks his first role on TV since ABC's hit show Lost, which ran from 2004 until 2010. Since, the actor has remained largely away from the spotlight, with a smattering of film roles including the 2013 zombie movie World War Z, in which his lines were cut. Last Light will tell the story of Andy Neilson, "one of the world's leading petro-chemical engineers," who is separated from his family when the world's oil supply is suddenly interrupted, according to a synopsis provided by Peacock. RELATED VIDEO: Scott Wolf Still Keeps In Touch With the 'Party of Five' Cast and Weighs in on Reboot Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. "Last Light is the perfect combination of an action-packed limited series with a compelling family drama at its heart," Lisa Katz, president scripted content, NBCUniversal television and streaming, said in a statement. "Led by fan-favorites Matthew Fox and Joanne Froggatt, this sweeping international saga spans several continents that provide a stunning global backdrop, yet is grounded in a relatable and topical story. We can't wait to share this with Peacock audiences." "This is a timely thriller about society's dependency on oil and its devastating effects on our planet," added Rola Bauer, president of MGM International TV Productions, which is co-producing the series.