NBCUniversal's Peacock officially took flight this week, and with it came David Wiener (Homecoming, The Killing), Grant Morrison (Batman, Justice League), and Brian Taylor's (Happy!) take on Aldous Huxley's popular novel Brave New World. Now, the cast and creative team are taking viewers behind the scenes of John the Savage's (Alden Ehrenreich) story. In the following clip, Wiener, Ehrenreich, and more discuss how the series' futuristic themes and narratives speak to our very modern times. Viewers will also get to see how the costumes and sets for New London were created, and some clues to the twists and turns the series holds.
With Wiener serving as showrunner and Owen Harris (Black Mirror: San Junipero, Black Mirror: Striking Vipers) directing the opening two episodes, the series stars Ehrenreich, Jessica Brown Findlay, Harry Lloyd, Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Sen Mitsuji, Joseph Morgan, Nina Sosanya, and Demi Moore. Wiener, Morrison, and Harris executive produce alongside Darryl Frank (The Americans) and Justin Falvey (The Americans), co-presidents of Amblin Television. UCP produces in association with Amblin Television.
Based on Aldous Huxley's groundbreaking novel, "Brave New World" imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself. As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd, "Game of Thrones," "The Theory of Everything") and Lenina Crowne (Jessica Brown Findlay, "Winter's Tale," "Downton Abbey") embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich, "Solo: A Star Wars Story," "Hail, Caesar!"), who escapes with them back to New London. John's arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions.