There’s a new trend going around lately which involves adapting books into tv series, and that trend is continuing with the new series, The Peripheral. This American science fiction series is created by Scott Smith, who will be the showrunner and star a talented cast, which will be discussed as the article progresses. The Peripheral will also be co-produced by the creators of Westworld, which put The Peripheral in the limelight and excited the fans.
It is science fiction, thriller and drama, all at their best in one show. This show will be released on Amazon Prime this month, which is excellent news for critics and fans looking for something to watch beyond the Halloween content. Here’s everything you need to know about The Peripheral ahead of its release:
What is the Plot of The Peripheral?
As mentioned before, The Peripheral is a mix of science fiction, drama and thriller genres. The plot will be all the more interesting as the series progresses. The plot revolves around the intelligent and ambitious Flynne Fisher, who is restricted to her town in America. With the help of a virtual reality game, an unlikely connection is made between Flynne’s world and London, set 70 years in the future. The wise thing for Flynne would be to stay in her world and continue her monotonous job, but she decides against it. Now, we must see how Flynne’s choices impact her and those around her.
We have often seen the virtual reality concept toyed with, especially in shows like Black Mirror. So it would be interesting to see what manages to do with it
Who is the Cast of the Peripheral?
The show’s star is none other than Chloë Grace Moretz, who plays the role of Flynne Fisher. Chloë is best known for her work in films like If I stay (2014), Greta (2018), and Let Me In (2010). Other than Chloë, the rest of the cast includes:
- Jack Reynor as Burton Fisher
- Eli Goree as Conner
- JJ Feild as Lev
- Charlotte Riley as Aelita
- T’Nia Miller as Cherise
- Adelind Horan as Billy Ann Baker
- Alex Hernandez as Tommy Constantine
- Amber Rose Revah as Grace
- Austin Rising as Leon
- Alexandra Billings as Detective Ainsley Lowbeer
- Melinda Page Hamilton as Ella
While you might not be familiar with the entire cast, we are confident that you have seen them in other projects and if not, It will be the perfect introduction for some of the new faces.
Is There a Trailer for The Peripheral?
The official trailer for The Peripheral was released very interestingly and has managed to catch everyone’s attention in fewer than three minutes. The first half of the trailer introduces us to the mundane life of Flynne Fisher. Still, as the trailer progresses, we are introduced to a world of madness with the help of virtual reality and the consequences that follow after the beta testing of a new VR game.
Several things are happening in the trailer, which might be a little confusing initially, but it serves its purpose. The Peripheral trailer creates a sense of intrigue, prompting more people to watch the series when it releases.
When is The Peripheral Releasing and Where Can You Watch It?
The Peripheral will be available to stream from the 21st of October. Unlike Netflix, Amazon Prime releases one episode weekly, precisely what they will do for The Peripheral. The series finale will conclude the show on the 9th of December. Since Amazon has produced The Peripheral, the episodes will be available on Amazon Prime!
Is The Peripheral Based on a Book?
One often wonders if book-to-screen adaptations are worth it, and people wonder about The Peripheral too. The new series on Amazon Prime will be based on a book written by William Gibson. Gibson is best known for his work in the cyberpunk genre, which gives us a gist of the book and what the series might entail. Gibson’s involvement with the series is currently a mystery, but it is only a matter of time until we find out if the series has done justice to the book or not.
In a month filled with horror, the fans with slightly faint hearts are blessed with a science fiction thriller instead—the Peripheral ticks all the boxes for a great show based on the concept of virtual reality. So sit tight and prepare to be transported to a different reality.