Chloe Grace Mortez (Kick-Ass) and Jack Reynor (Midsommar) are leading a series adaptation of the William Gibson cyberpunk novel The Peripheral that is being produced by Westworld showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan via their production company Kilter Films for Amazon’s Prime Video.
The book centers on Flynne (Moretz) and her brother Burton (Reynor). In the novel, Burton, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps’ elite Haptic Recon force, is hired for a security job which takes place in what he thinks is cyberspace. When Flynne temporarily takes his place, she witnesses something that might have been murder.
It was created by Scott B. Smith and will be showrun by Greg Plageman.
There is word of influx of casting additions to the sci-fi show as Deadline reports five actors are joining The Peripheral. The new additions include Charlotte Riley (A Christmas Carol, Edge of Tomorrow) as Aelita, JJ Feild (Lost in Space, Captain America: The First Avenger) as Lev, Adelind Horan (The Deuce, The Punisher) as Billy Ann Baker, T’Nia Miller (The Haunting of Bly Manor) as Cherise, and Alex Hernandez (Bloodshot) as Tommy Costantine.
Author William Gibson alongside Philip K. Dick are the fathers of the cyberpunk genre.
Lisa Joy is making her feature film debut with the Hugh Jackman sci-fi thriller Reminiscence for Warner Bros. and Jonathan Nolan is an accomplished Hollywood screenwriter. Jonathan writing scripts for his brother, Christopher Nolan, those projects include The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Interstellar. The pair are producing via their production company Kilter Films which is also working on a series based on the post-Apocalypse video game franchise Fallout.