“Westworld” Duo To Adapt “Peripheral” For Amazon

“Westworld” showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan are set to adapt “Neuromancer” author William Gibson’s 2014 novel “The Peripheral” into a series for Amazon.

The story revolves around Flynne Fisher, a woman in a near-future America in which technology has started to subtly alter society. Flynne discovers a hidden connection to a very different reality — and the dark future of her own.

Amazon has handed out a script-to-series order for the project meaning should they like the script, it will go straight to series with Joy and Nolan’s Warner Bros. Television-based Kilter Films producing with Amazon Studios.

Scott B. Smith (“A Simple Plan”) will pen the script and executive produce alongside Nolan, Joy, Steven Hoban, Vincenzo Natali and Athena Wickham. Natali, who has helmed episodes of the likes of “Westworld” and “Hannibal,” will direct.

The announcement comes just days before the highly anticipated second season of “Westworld” debuts on HBO this coming Sunday. That show’s star, Evan Rachel Wood, has revealed to The Wrap that due to a new initiative at the network, she has seen her pay for a potential third season get a long overdue rise to be equal to that of her male co-stars.

Source: The Live Feed