Peacock is the new streaming service from NBC/Universal and they’ve just released a bunch of trailers for their upcoming slate of original shows. The highlight of that bunch includes a new science fiction series titled Brave New World from Amblin Entertainment, a dystopian tale based on the iconic Aldous Huxley novel.
It stars Solo: A Star Wars Story actor Alden Ehrenreich and Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay. You can check out that trailer below.
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Here is the official synopsis that has also released for the series.
BRAVE NEW WORLD – Based on Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking 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 (Harry Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Jessica Brown Findlay) 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 (Alden Ehrenreich), who escapes with them back to New London. John’s arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions. The three become entwined in a fraught relationship that awakens them to the dangers of their own conditioning.
From UCP, in association with Amblin Television, the series is executive produced by David Wiener and Grant Morrison, along with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, co-presidents of Amblin Television. Brian Taylor executive produces on the first episode. Wiener also serves as series showrunner. Owen Harris will direct the first two episodes and executive produce the series.
Filming took place at Pinewood Studios in Cardiff, Wales.
Peacock launched yesterday to Comcast customers and will open-up nationally on July 15th.