New series from Westworld creators picked up by Amazon

Peripheral is a sci-fi thriller set across two different timelines. 

Amazon has officially greenlit a new sci-fi series from Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. 

Peripheral will serve as an adaptation of William Gibson’s best-selling novel which is set across the present day and a futuristic period in the early 22nd century. 

The streaming giant issued a vague plot summary revealing the one-hour series “centers on Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow’s America."

American author Scott B. Smith, who wrote the screenplay for the 2008 horror film The Ruins and Sam Raimi’s 1998 thriller A Simple Plan, will serve as showrunner and executive producer.

A full cast or official release date has yet to be announced, but it’s been confirmed that Cube’s Vincenzo Natali will direct the pilot episode. 

Peripheral is the first project to emerge from the massive multi-million-dollar deal the pair signed with the streamer back in April. 

“We’re thrilled to announce The Peripheral as our first project with Jonah, Lisa, Athena and their talented team at Kilter Films,” said 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.”

Source: Deadline 

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