Seeing a show with a hype thread “from the creators of Westworld” isn’t necessarily for excitement these days. The amount of homework required by Westworld in its puzzling late season is simply stupid. Good news: If you’re still doing those homework, you can drop it now. Your time studying complex sci-fi stories is best spent on The Peripheral.
Main reason: Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s new series is easier to understand. That’s not to say it’s not a challenging mind-bender. Summary: Two worlds are connected by advanced technology and are used by different factions for good and evil. , the heroine — not like the Alice in Wonderland character Dolores in Westworld. Except Flynn Fisher isn’t a killing robot. Her source material from The Peripheral: a 2014 novel by influential cyberpunk author William Gibson. If you haven’t heard of Gibson, his influence is this: He invented the word cyberspace.
Chloe Grace Moretz might be the perfect choice to play the kind-hearted Flynne. Moretz is from Georgia, so her brisk southern accent should look like it. Flynne and her ex-soldier brother Burton—Jack Reynor of Midsommar, who, while not from Georgia, has a realistic-sounding accent—are living somewhere in rural America some 10 years later. They provide medication to a sick mother (Melinda Page Hamilton) through various jobs, including playing a virtual reality video game called “sim”.