As NBCUniversal is trying to attract people to their new streaming service Peacock, they’ve now cancelled one of their original series.
Deadline is reporting that the sci-fi series Brave New World will not be getting a second season at Peacock but could find new life elsewhere as the series studio UCP is now shopping it around to find a new home for it. This news doesn’t sound like Brave New World is necessarily dead until it can’t find someone to buy it.
Peacock isn’t a streaming service available in all markets (similar to Hulu and HBO Max) and Canadian viewers were able to watch the series on Canadian station Showcase. It’s unknown if it finds a new home if Showcase will be able to keep airing the series.
The streamer is also developing a new Battlestar Galactica series from Mr. Robot’s Sam Esmail.
BRAVE NEW WORLD – Based on Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking novel, Brave New World imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself.
As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Jessica Brown Findlay) have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich), who escapes with them back to New London. John’s arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions. The three become entwined in a fraught relationship that awakens them to the dangers of their own conditioning.
From UCP, in association with Amblin Television, the series is executive produced by David Wiener and Grant Morrison, along with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, co-presidents of Amblin Television. Brian Taylor executive produces on the first episode. Wiener also serves as series showrunner. Owen Harris will direct the first two episodes and executive produce the series.