The news that a streaming TV network has announced the upcoming release of a series based on a novel rarely rouses much interest here at Travel Between The Pages World HQ, however the drop of a teaser-trailer for The Peripheral, the sci-fi series adapted from William Gibson’s 2014 sci-fi mystery thriller of the same name grabbed our attention. If you haven’t read the novel yet, I highly recommend it.
The Peripheral centers on Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken, dysfunctional family in what we affectionately call a shithole region of the United States. Flynne is intelligent, ambitious, and on a collision course with the future.. The Peripheral is master storyteller William Gibson’s dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of humanity — and what lies beyond.
Flynne Fisher lives in a near future rural American South, working at the local 3D printing shop, while earning much needed extra money playing VR games for rich people. One night she dons a headset and finds herself in futuristic London—a sleek and mysterious world, alluringly different from her own hardscrabble existence.
But this isn’t like any game she’s ever played before: Flynne begins to realize it isn’t virtual reality… it’s real. Someone in London, seventy years in the future, has found a way to open a door to Flynne’s world. And as utterly beguiling as London is… it’s also dangerous. As Flynne searches to discover who has connected their worlds, and for what purpose, her presence here sets dangerous forces into motion…forces intent on destroying Flynne and her family in her own world.
The series stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Flynne Fisher. The first 8-episode season will premier on Amazon Prime on Oct. 23.
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