Brave New World TV series enlists Solo star Alden Ehrenreich
Solo star Alden Ehrenreich is attached as the lead in UCP and Amblin Television’s Brave New World, according to Deadline. The up and coming star will play John the Savage, a subversive outside who “threatens to disrupt the stability of New London’s utopian society,” per the report.
The series was originally set for adaptation at SYFY with Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor (Happy!) attached as the showrunners and writers, but the series moved to USA and added Homecoming writer David Wiener to the crew as the showrunner.
Owen Harris will executive produce and direct the pilot for the series while Taylor and Morrison will executive produce the series and the former will remain on as a consultant. Amblin Entertainment is still attached to produce the project alongside Universal Content Productions.
Considered one of the most influential genre classics of all time and named fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library, the 1931 novel looks 632 years into the future and anticipates new developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning that combine to profoundly change society.
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