Demi Moore Boards USA Network’s ‘Brave New World’
Demi Moore has joined “Brave New World” on USA Network. The show is an adaptation of the novel from Aldous Huxley.
The actress is set to play Linda, the mother of “Solo” star Alden Ehrenreich, who plays John the Savage. Her character is described as a “brash, hard-living mother” while John is described as a “subversive outsider who threatens to disrupt the stability of New London’s utopian society.”
Moore’s last TV projects included “Animals” and “Empire” and the actress is also starring in the movie “Corporate Animals,” which runs in this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Huxley published “Brave New World” in 1932, which depicts a utopian society. The TV series also stars Jessica Brown Findlay, Harry Lloyd, Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Sen Mitsuji, Joseph Morgan and Nina Sosanya.
“Brave New World” centers on Bernard Marx (Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Brown Findlay), citizens of New London who 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, they 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.
The series is from UCP, in association with Amblin Television. David Wiener will serve as showrunner and executive produce alongside Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor and Amblin Television co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey. “Black Mirror” alum Owen Harris will direct the first episode.