With Peacock set to take flight on July 15, NBCUniversal's new streaming service released a slew of official trailrs for their opening line-up of originals. One of those was for Brave New World, David Wiener (Homecoming, The Killing), Grant Morrison (Batman, Justice League), and Brian Taylor's (Happy!) take on Aldous Huxley's popular novel. Originally set for USA Network before its move to Peacock after the cable network looked to focus more on event series and unscripted programming, the story of John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich) plays out with themes and narratives that speak to both futuristic concerns and current, real-world issues.
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.