Amazon Studios has announced that its newest sci-fi thriller drama The Peripheral has officially been renewed for a second season. The renewal comes after over two months since the Chloë Grace Moretz-led series had concluded its eight-episode first season.
“We are thrilled to continue the journey into Season Two and delve deeper into the incredible world that Gibson created,” Executive producers Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan (Westworld) said in a statement (via Deadline). “On behalf of Scott Smith, Vincenzo Natali, and the entire team, we’re grateful to our partners at Amazon and, most of all, to the fans.”
The Peripheral is William Gibson’s dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind — and what lies beyond. The series will be led by Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) as Flynne Fisher and Jack Reynor (Midsommar) as Burton.
Joining Moretz and Reynor are Gary Carr (The Deuce), Eli Goree (One Night in Miami), Louis Herthum (Westworld), JJ Feild (TURN: Washington’s Spies), T’Nia Miller (The Haunting of Bly Manor), Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders), Alexandra Billings (The Conners), Adelind Horan (The Deuce), Alex Hernandez (UnReal), Katie Leung (Chimerica), Julian Moore-Cook (Peaky Blinders), Melinda Page Hamilton (Messiah), Chris Coy (The Deuce), and Austin Rising (Alt).
“Flynne Fisher 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,” reads the synopsis. “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 series adaptation is written by Scott B. Smith, who serves as the executive producer and showrunner. Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are executive producing, along with Steven Hoban, Kilter Films’ Athena Wickham, and director Vincenzo Natalie.