Amazon Studios has greenlit the one-hour drama, The Peripheral, based on The New York Times-bestselling novel by William Gibson, from the critically-acclaimed writers, producers, and directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy (Westworld), their company Kilter Films, and Warner Bros Television. The Peripheral will launch globally on Amazon Prime Video.
The Peripheral centres on Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow’s America. Fisher is smart, ambitious, and doomed. She has no future, until the future comes calling for her.
“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,” said Nolan and Joy. “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.”
“We’re thrilled to announce The Peripheral as our first project with Jonah, Lisa, Athena and their talented team at Kilter Films,” added Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “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.”