Amazon Picks Up Series Based On William Gibson’s ‘The Peripheral’ From ‘Westworld’ Creators
Amazon has finally greenlit a series order for ‘The Peripheral’, from ‘Westworld’ creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, based on William Gibson’s 2014 novel, the streaming service has announced today.
Based on the bestselling novel by William Gibson, the sci-fi thriller follows 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.
Nolan & Joy are producing the show via their Kilter Films production company with Warner Bros. Television. Oscar-nominated writer Scott B. Smith (‘A Simple Plan’) is the creator & showrunner, with Vincenzo Natali (‘Westworld’, ‘In the Tall Grass’, ‘Hannibal’) set to direct.
“35 years ago, William Gibson invented the future. With ‘The Peripheral’ he brings us another look, and his vision is as clear, intoxicating, and terrifying as ever,” commented Nolan and Joy. “All of us at Kilter are incredibly proud to be supporting Vincenzo and Scott’s brilliant vision for bringing Gibson’s work to the screen.”
‘The Peripheral’ is produced by Amazon Studios and WBTV, in association with Kilter Films. Nolan, Joy, Smith, and Natali exec produce, along with Athena Wickham (‘Westworld’), and Steven Hoban (‘In the Tall Grass’).
The drama has been in development for a while, having been picked up by Amazon on a “script-to-series” order back in April 2018.
“We’re thrilled to announce The Peripheral as our first project with Jonah, Lisa, Athena and their talented team at Kilter Films,” adds Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “This story calls for a masterful level of talent to bring acclaimed author William Gibson’s science fiction thriller to life. We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. Television, Oscar-nominated writer Scott B. Smith and Vincenzo Natali in bringing this fantastic new series to our global Prime Video customers.”
Along with writing ‘The Peripheral’, William Gibson is an extremely influential science fiction author, and is largely credited for pioneering the cyberpunk genre and for inventing the term “cyberspace”. His previous work includes his acclaimed debut novel ‘Neuromancer’, ‘Virtual Light’ which kicked off his Bridge trilogy, and ‘Pattern Recognition’, the first book in his Blue Ant trilogy.
No news on exactly when ‘The Peripheral’ will premiere on Amazon Prime, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.
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