'The Peripheral' is a new 8-part dystopian drama series based on the novel by William Gibson, from Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan . The series premieres on Prime Video from today, Friday 21st October.
The series is set in two different future time periods – one part of the story is set in Clanton, small-town America in 2032, and the other, in 2099 London after an apocalyptic period known as the Jackpot has taken place. The story is primarily focused on Flynne Fisher (played by Chloe Grace Moretz) who lives in the near future and earns extra cash by playing virtual reality video games for the wealthy. In one of the games she is transported to London, 70 years in the future, where she witnesses a murder.
T'Nia Miller has a leading role in the new series, as the villainous Cherise Nuland who T'Nia describes as a "massive powerhouse" and "sadistic as f*ck", going on to say "How do you play that and bring grace to it and charm? The writing is just sublime to have those words in your mouth and to play with them...Although this is set many, many, many years in the future it really feels like it could happen in 10 years’ time. And so, there’s a warning in there. It’s sci-fi but the blink of an eye and it could actually happen. And that’s terribly exciting.”
Poppy Corby-Tuech (Fantastic Beasts, Harlots) plays Mariel and Anjli Mohindra (The Suspect, Vigil) appears in later episodes as Beatrice.
Watch T'Nia's recent interview about her role.