The Peripheral: Chloë Grace Moretz to Star in Westworld Creators’ New Sci-Fi Series
According to Variety, Chloë Grace Moretz has been tapped for one of the leading roles in Amazon’s upcoming series adaptation of The Peripheral, based on author William Gibson’s bestselling sci-fi mystery thriller novel of the same name. In her first major TV project after seven years since appearing for guest-starring roles in shows such as Desperate Housewives and 30 Rock, Moretz is set to portray the role of Flynne Fisher.
The Peripheral will be an hour-long series that will follow the story of Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow’s America. Flynne is smart, ambitious, and doomed. She has no future. Until the future comes calling for her. The Peripheral is master storyteller William Gibson’s dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind — and what lies beyond.
The series adaptation is written by Scott B. Smith, who will serve as an executive producer and showrunner. Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy will also be executive producing along with Steven Hoban and Kilter Films’ Athena Wickham. Vincenzo Natali is set to direct as well as executive produce
Moretz gained recognition for her role as Hit-Girl in the Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass films which also starred Nicolas Cage, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Jim Carrey. Her other notable film credits include: Let Me In, Hugo, Dark Shadows, Carrie, If I Stay, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,The Miseducation of Cameron Post, and Suspiria. She will next be seen in Mattson Tomlin’s sci-fi thriller film Mother/Android and Roseanne Liang’s action horror film Shadow in the Cloud.
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