According to a new report from Deadline, Amblin Television has hired Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story) to take a major role in their upcoming science fiction series Brave New World, based on the classic novel A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
The series originally set for SyFy had recently switched over to USA Network.
Alden Ehrenreich, who played the title character in Solo: A Star Wars Story, is set to lead the cast of Brave New World, a series adaptation of the Aldous Huxley novel, from UCP and Amblin Television.
Written by David Wiener, Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor based on Huxley’s groundbreaking 1932 novel, Brave New World imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself.
As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx and Lenina Crowne have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage (Ehrenreich), who escapes with them back to New London. The arrival of John, a subversive outsider, in the New World, threatens to disrupt the stability of New London’s utopian society.
This news would certainly squash those rumblings of him coming back for two more Star Wars movies, and might even suggest a television series appearance might be out of the question, given how my seasons he’s likely committing to by even joining A Brave New World.
I remember having the read the Huxley novel in school and I hope they bring a little more energy to it because I don’t remember it being much of a page-turner, classic as it might be. Then again, HBO was able to turn Westworld into a much more energetic series than it’s feature film counterpart.
I’ll also be curious who the other cast members will be.