June 19, 2019 Comment
USA Network‘s series take on Aldous Huxley‘s 1932 novel Brave New World has added five more to the cast, with Kylie Bunbury (When They See Us), Hannah John-Kamen (Killjoys), Sen Mitsuji (Origin), Joseph Morgan (Animal Kingdom), and Nina Sosanya (Killing Eve) set to join the series. The new additions join previously-announced leads Alden Ehrenreich, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Harry Lloyd. Written by David Wiener, Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor (Happy!) and based on Huxley’s influential work, Brave New World imagines a “perfect society” that achieved peace and stability – but at a cost: the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself.
As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Brown Findlay) 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 (Lloyd) and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage (Ehrenreich), who escapes with them back to New London. The arrival of John, a subversive outsider, in the New World, threatens to disrupt the stability of New London’s utopian society. Brown Findlay’s Lenina Crowne is a Beta Plus Hatchery worker, who has begun to question her position within the strict social strata of the New World.
Here’s a look at the new additions to the cast and series:
● Bunbury’s Frannie is Lenina’s best friend, a Beta Plus who embraces her conditioning and New London’s social order.
● John-Kamen’s Wilhelmina “Helm” Watson is a hedonistic artist and New London’s premier maker of Feelies.
● Mitsuji’s Henry Foster is an Alpha Plus in every way, who works alongside Bernard as a counselor at The Bureau of Stability.
● Morgan’s CJack60 is an Epsilon relegated to physical, tedious jobs – who is deeply impacted after witnessing a horrifying incident.
● Sosanya’s Mustafa Mond is a World Controller who is responsible for maintaining New London’s social structure and utopian promise.
(Last Updated June 19, 2019 11:51 am )