‘Westworld’ Creators to Adapt William Gibson’s ‘The Peripheral’ for Amazon

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The eagerly awaited second season of Westworld premieres on HBO this Sunday, but the acclaimed drama’s creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan — whose hit series is inspired by Michael Crichton’s classic novel — aren’t resting on their laurels, and are already looking to turn another novel from a sci-fi icon into a compelling series.

Joy and Nolan will adapt cyberpunk pioneer William Gibson’s 2014 sci-fi/mystery/thriller novel The Peripheral into a dramatic Amazon series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The Peripheral will follow the character of Flynne Fisher, who lives in a near-future version of America where technology has subtly begun to alter society (hmmm … doesn’t sound too far off, does it?).

Oscar-nominated writer Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan) will write the script and also executive-produce along with Joy, Nolan and others. Co-executive producer Vincenzo Natali (Westworld) will direct the series.

No casting or premiere date info for The Peripheral yet.

Westworld Season 2 begins Sunday, April 22, 9/8c, HBO