A sci-fi classic is heading for the small screen

Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s television adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel, The Peripheral, has been greenlit by Amazon Studios.

The one-hour sci-fi thriller based on the bestselling novel by William Gibson, has been in the works at Amazon since early 2018, but it was in April 2019 when Nolan and Joy signed a massive overall deal with Amazon Studios that work on the project began in earnest.

The Peripheral centres on Flynne Fisher, a woman who is fighting to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of a future America. Flynne is smart and ambitious, but has no future ahead of her, until the future comes calling. Gibson’s story provides a stunning, hallucinatory look at the fate of mankind, and what lies beyond it.

“35 years ago, William Gibson invented the future. With The Peripheral he brings us another look, and his vision is as clear, intoxicating, and terrifying as ever,” Nolan and Joy said of the source material. “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.”

Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios said of the deal, “We’re thrilled to announce The Peripheral as our first project with Jonah, Lisa, Athena and their talented team at Kilter Films. 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.”

More on The Peripheral when we have it.

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