For long-running shows that film on location like “Lost,” it makes sense that actors would feel like they’d been away from home for a long time. While some members of the sprawling ensemble cast of “Lost” put roots in Hawaii after filming the show there, others, including Fox, previously spoke about hopes of getting back to their mainland lives after the show ended. “It’s not really paradise anymore,” Fox told Digital Spy back in 2008. “I enjoy getting off the island.”
Before his temporary retirement from acting, Fox’s personal life also made headlines, particularly after a Cleveland bus driver filed a lawsuit against him alleging assault. The lawsuit was later dropped. Fox’s “Lost” co-star Dominic Monaghan also spoke out against him at the time, accusing him of abusing women. Fox has denied the allegations, and appeared in three more films in the years afterwards.
Fox said he spent his time away from acting working on “creative elements that are really personal” to him, including music and writing. Now, though, the actor is set to make a return to the screen for the first time in seven years. Fox is set to play the lead role in “Last Night,” a five-episode Peacock miniseries based on Alex Scarrow’s 2007 novel. According to The Wrap, “Last Night” follows a family that gets separated while traveling abroad — just as the world’s oil supply is suddenly cut off. Fox will play Andy Yeats, the patriarch of the family that ends up stranded in three different countries as society collapses around them.