With the launch of the new streaming service Peacock from NBCUniversal just around the corner, trailers have begun launching for their upcoming shows. With a variety of comedies, reboots and dramas on the way, perhaps the most anticipated is the sci-fi series “Brave New World,” based on the famous novel by Aldous Huxley.
Alden Ehrenreich (“Solo: A Star Wars Story”), Jessica Brown Findlay (“Downton Abbey”) and Harry Lloyd (“Game of Thrones”) star in the dystopian series which puts a focus on class division and revolution, with spectacular looking sets and set-pieces. Lloyd will play Bernard Marx while Ehrenreich plays John the Savage, the two main protagonists in Huxley’s novel.
The following is a synopsis for Brave New World written by Deadline in their report of Peacock’s upcoming shows:
Brave New World, which is based on Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel, imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family and history itself.
Other cast members include two-time Golden Globe nominee Demi Moore (“Ghost”), Nina Sosanya, Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Joseph Morgan and Sen Mitsuji.
Writing credits on the series include David Wiener (“Fear the Walking Dead”), Grant Morrison (“Happy!”) and Brian Taylor (“Crank”), while Owen Harris (“Black Mirror”) and Academy Award nominee Ellen Kuras are among the directors of the series. Filming took place in the UK, in particular London and Cardiff’s Dragon Studios. There is no release date for the series as of yet however filming did wrap before the COVID-19 pandemic.
An early preview of the streaming service Peacock was released this week for Xfinity customers, however, it won’t be widely available in the US until July 15. Other trailers released for upcoming shows include “Saved by the Bell,” “Punky Brewster” and “The Capture.” The size and scale of the series mean that “Brave New World” could become the biggest original hit for the new streaming service.
The trailer for “Brave New World” can be found below, as published in a thread of tweets by the streaming service:
— Peacock (@peacockTV) April 16, 2020