Last Light is a show that surprises from the second one due to its harshness and the realistic way of relating our reality. We sat down with the director and executive producer Dennie Gordon to talk about the show, how it incorporates recent events and working on a limited series.
The five-episode limited drama series is based on Scarrow’s Last Light, which tells the story of a family fighting to survive in a world that has been suddenly thrown into chaos. In the show, Petro-chemist Andy Yeats knows how dependent the world is on oil; if something were to happen to the world’s oil supply, it would set off a chain reaction: transportation would grind to a halt, supplies would cease to be delivered, law enforcement would be overwhelmed.
While on a business trip to the Middle East, Andy realizes that his worst fears are coming true and his family is separated at this crucial moment. His teenage daughter, Laura, is alone at home in London while his wife, Elena, and young son, Sam, are in Paris. Amid this chaos, each family member will sacrifice everything to find one another, despite the distance and the dangers that separate them.
We asked Dennie Gordon what the difference is for her between doing a limited series like Last Light and a regular show since in a regular series you have to leave an open ending from season to season. And her answers are thoughtful, accurate, and really interesting.
Digging deeper into that, we wanted to know how Dennie Gordon balanced the apocalypse part of the drama and the character-heavy part. And you will absolutely adore her very clear approach to the story and the creative process of Last Light.
In addition, we also talked about how Dennie Gordon included the narrative of recent years in fiction, not because she wanted to do it, but because, sometimes, the facts rule and you have to take care of them.
Last Light is a show that you are going to love and it’s going to stir your consciences. Corruption, love for family, and the dilemma of how far we are willing to go for them are a central part of the show… and it will surprise you until the end.
Excited for you all to enjoy it! Stay tuned for the next few days as we post our exclusive interviews with the Last Light cast.
Last Light will be available to stream in Peacock on September 8.