Amazon Studios has released the teaser trailer for its upcoming series adaptation of William Gibson’s sci-fi novel The Peripheral. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, the sci-fi drama is scheduled to make its debut on October 21, exclusively on Prime Video.
The Peripheral teaser gives us first look at Moretz’s character Flynne Fisher as she finds herself in a futuristic London after putting on a unique-looking headset for what she thought was a VR game.
The Peripheral is William Gibson’s dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind — and what lies beyond. The series will be led by Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) as Flynne Fisher and Jack Reynor (Midsommar) as Burton.
“Flynne Fisher lives in the rural American South, working at the local 3D printing shop, while earning much needed extra money playing VR games for rich people,” reads the synopsis. “One night she dons a headset and finds herself in futuristic London — a sleek and mysterious world, alluringly different from her own hardscrabble existence. But this isn’t like any game she’s ever played before: Flynne begins to realize it isn’t virtual reality … it’s real. Someone in London, seventy years in the future, has found a way to open a door to Flynne’s world. And as utterly beguiling as London is … it’s also dangerous. As Flynne searches to discover who has connected their worlds, and for what purpose, her presence here sets dangerous forces into motion … forces intent on destroying Flynne and her family in her own world.”
Joining Moretz and Reynor are Gary Carr (The Deuce), Eli Goree (One Night in Miami), Louis Herthum (Westworld), JJ Feild (TURN: Washington’s Spies), T’Nia Miller (The Haunting of Bly Manor), Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders), Alexandra Billings (The Conners), Adelind Horan (The Deuce), Alex Hernandez (UnReal), Katie Leung (Chimerica), Julian Moore-Cook (Peaky Blinders), Melinda Page Hamilton (Messiah), Chris Coy (The Deuce), and Austin Rising (Alt).
The series adaptation is written by Scott B. Smith, who serves as the executive producer and showrunner. Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are executive producing, along with Steven Hoban, Kilter Films’ Athena Wickham, and director Vincenzo Natalie.