Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Amazon Gives Series Order to Drama 'The Peripheral' from 'Westworld's Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan

Amazon has today given a series order to the original drama series The Peripheral executive produced by Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan. An episode count and premiere date window were not immediately announced.

Based on the novel by William Gibson, the drama follows Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow's America. She is smart, ambitious and doomed. She has no future. Until the future comes calling for her. 

Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan) developed the drama and will serve as showrunner on the first season. He will executive produce with Joy, Nolan, Athena Wickham, Steven Hoban and director Vincenzo Natali. Warner Bros. Television and Kilter Films will produce.

"Thirty-five years ago, William Gibson invented the future," said Joy and Nolan. "With The Peripheral he brings us another look, and his vision is as clear, intoxicating and terrifying as ever. 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."

"We're thrilled to announce The Peripheral as our first project with Jonah, Lisa, Athena and their talented team at Kilter Films," added 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."