Chloë Grace Moretz and Cast on The Peripheral, Prime Video’s Sci-Fi Series

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The Peripheral is an upcoming Prime Video original series based on the sci-fi book by William Gibson. It stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Flynne Fisher and Jack Reynor as Burton Fisher, siblings who take on a dangerous “VR” mission to help save their family. Flynne discovers that the missions set in a futuristic London are real, and her future will be affected by what she does in that world. The series is executive produced by Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

Moretz is no stranger to action, and in The Peripheral, it’ll have plenty of action for the lead.

“It was simply a marathon,” Moretz tells Nerd Reactor. “That was one thing that everyone who came from Westworld – Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan and their incredible production team – everyone was like, ‘Just prepare yourself. It’s a marathon.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, sure. I’ve worked for 20 years. I know what it is.’ But then I got into and I was like, ‘It’s a damn marathon.'”

Moretz worked on 113 of the 117 filming days, and she found that her true baseline is the relationship between Flynne and her brother, Burton.

“Burton and Flynne Fisher are there for each other no matter what,” Moretz explained. “When he and I clicked so personally, we were able to bake that into the characters because we realized that ‘Okay, no matter how far we go, we can always come back, and we always had each other.'”

Jack Reynor also has experience in action including Transformers: Age of Extinction, and with The Peripheral, his character will be in the thick of it as a mysterious organization is after his family.

“At the end of the day, it’s the workload, you know,” Reynor said about working on a show compared to a movie. “When you consider a feature film, it might be like 100 to 120 pages. But over eight episodes of a show, you’re going to shoot 600 pages. That’s pretty hardcore, you know? That’s kind of the thing that poses the biggest challenge in a lot of ways, I guess. But I think we all really relish the kind of physical stuff like the stunts and that whole action aspect of the show. It was just a lot of fun.”

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Gary Carr and Chloe Grace Moretz. Courtesy of Prime Video

Gary Carr plays Wilf Netherton, someone from the future who helps Flynne on her mission.

“Wilf, one of the characters in future London that we meet, I think he’s the only one that has like some humanity who cares about people. So it’s been really, really fun to play that character, especially amidst a world where it’s so cynical, so cold, so disconnected.”

Video games has influenced Westworld, and it’s the same with The Peripheral, which has characters going into cyberspace via a VR system. Nolan and Joy both enjoy playing video games, and it’s not surprising to see elements of that world in the series.

“Yeah, that’s why this project felt like a really natural extension of some of those ideas,” Nolan said about the connection between video games and their shows. “Chloe’s character Flynne thinks that she’s interacting with a virtual world. One of the questions we’re most interested in is what point does it matter? And discovers – spoiler alert – that what she’s interacting with is very tangible, very real, but not her moment in time”

About The Peripheral

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Jack Reynor as Burton Fisher. Courtesy of Prime Video.

Flynne Fisher (Chloë Grace Moretz) lives in the rural American South, working at the local 3D printing shop, while earning much needed extra money playing VR games for rich people. One night she dons a headset and finds herself in futuristic London—a sleek and mysterious world, alluringly different from her own hardscrabble existence. But this isn’t like any game she’s ever played before: Flynne begins to realize it isn’t virtual reality… it’s real. Someone in London, seventy years in the future, has found a way to open a door to Flynne’s world. And as utterly beguiling as London is… it’s also dangerous. As Flynne searches to discover who has connected their worlds, and for what purpose, her presence here sets dangerous forces into motion…forces intent on destroying Flynne and her family in her own world. The Peripheral is master storyteller William Gibson’s dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind — and what lies beyond.

The Peripheral is produced by Amazon Studios and Warner Bros Television, in association with Kilter Films. Executive producers for The Peripheral are creator and showrunner Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan), director Vincenzo Natali (In the Tall Grass), Greg Plageman (Person of Interest), Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy (Westworld), Athena Wickham (Westworld), and Steven Hoban (In the Tall Grass).

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