Wednesday, February 13, 2019

USA Gives Series Order to Drama 'Brave New World' Based on Aldous Huxley's Novel

After being in development since 2015 at Syfy, USA has today given a straight-to-series order to the original drama series Brave New World based on the book by Aldous Huxley. Production will begin in the U.K. later this year.

As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx and Lenina Crowne 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, 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.

David Wiener developed the drama and will serve as showrunner for the first season. He will executive produce with Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and director Owen Harris. Universal Content Productions and Amblin Television will produce.