JACK REYNOR TO LEAD
THE PERIPHERAL SF SERIES
Amazon is adapting William Gibson's sf novel into a TV series and Jack Reynor and Chloe Moretz have been cast as leads in THE PERIPHERAL which will also star Gary Carr. A dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind — and what lies beyond, it follows Flynne
Fisher (Moretz) who lives in a rural America where jobs are scarce, unless you count illegal drug manufacture, which she’s trying to avoid. Her brother Burton (Reynor) lives on money from the Veterans Administra- tion, for neurological damage suffered in the Marines’ elite Haptic Recon unit. Flynne earns what she can by assembling product at the local 3D printshop. She made more as a combat scout in an online game, playing for a rich man, but she’s had to let the shooter games go. Wilf Netherton (Carr) lives in London, seventy some years later, on the far side of decades of slow motion apocalypse. Things are pretty good now, for the haves, and there aren’t many have-nots left. Wilf, a high powered publicist and celebrity minder, fancies himself a romantic misfit, in a society where reaching
into the past is just another hobby.
Burton’s been moonlighting online, secretly working security in some game prototype, a virtual world that looks vaguely like London, but a lot weirder. He’s got Flynne taking over shifts, promised her the game’s not a shooter. Still, the crime she witnesses there is plenty bad.
Flynne and Wilf are about to meet one another. Her world will be altered utterly, irrevocably, and Wilf’s, for all its decadence and power, will learn that some of these third-world types from the past can be badass.
|Jack Reynor is the latest to join the cast of the show|
|Chloe Moretz and Gary Carr will play the other two lead roles|