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Brave New World - Alden Ehrenreich to Star in Aldous Huxley Series

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Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story, Beautiful Creatures) has been cast to star in the Aldous Huxley series adaptation, Brave New World, per Deadline.

The project was originally developed at Syfy before being given a series order at USA Network. Deadline now notes that the big-budget drama is rumored as a launch series for the upcoming NBCU streaming service set to debut in 2020.

Brave New World hails from UCP and Amblin Television. David Wiener, Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor will pen the pilot. Wiener will serve as the showrunner.

Based on Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking 1932 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 and Lenina Crowne have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders 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 (Ehrenreich), 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. The three become entwined in a fraught relationship that awakens them to the dangers of their own conditioning.

John is a subversive outsider who threatens to disrupt the stability of New London's utopian society.

Originally developed at Syfy and recently announced as straight-to-series pickup at USA Network, the big-budget drama is now rumored as a potential flagship series for the NBCU streaming platform, set to launch in 2020.

Wiener, Morrison, Amblin TV's Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey executive produce. Owen Harris (Black Mirror: San Junipero, The Twilight Zone, Troy: Fall of a City) will direct the pilot episode and executive produce the series.
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