The Peripheral Review: Has Great Potential 2 Entertain
The Peripheral is a web series of the sci-fi genre, built on the mystery thriller novel with the same title, published on October 28, 2014, by William Gibson from Canada. It is set to release on Amazon Prime Video on 21st October 2022. This was his thirteenth book.
The foundation of the series directs us to Flynne Fisher and her brother Burton, who is a veteran of the US Marine Corps. In a technologically dystopian future, Flynne Fisher finds herself at the mercy of destiny.
- Chloe Grace Moretz as Flynne Fisher
- Jack Reynor as Burton Fisher
- Katie Leung as Ash
- Gary Carr as Wilf Netherton
- JJ Feild as Lev Zubov
- Alex Hernandez as Tommy Constantine
- Louis Herthum as Corbell Pickett
- Adelind Horan as Billy Ann Baker
- Eli Goree as Conner Pensake
- Chris Coy as Jasper Baker
- Charlotte Riley as Aelita
- Austin Rising as Leon
Season 1 of the series has garnered pretty good reviews but only time will tell if it will hold on to its reputation.
It is rated 8.5 out of 10 on IMDb, but fell a little short of impressing the reviewers of Rotten Tomatoes, who have rated it at 64%. It has released 2 episodes, episode 1 ‘Pilot’ and episode 2 ‘Empathy Bonus’, on 21st October with the third episode ‘Haptic Drift’ and the fourth episode ‘Jackpot’ set to release on 28th October and 4th November 2022 respectively.
The Peripheral sat well with The Guardian, whereas The Financial Times gave it a mixed review. On a personal front, it is actually a detailed, well-balanced but dense book, with fast-paced events and continuously gives rise to interesting speculations to imagining our future, and its complex workings as well.
Time travel fiction and other space-age depictions are also scattered in the book. Overall, it has the potential to be exploited and turned into quite an entertaining piece.
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