Set in 2032, The Peripheral finds a protagonist in Flynne Fisher (Chloe Grace Moretz), a cash-strapped but ambitious woman who gets stuck between alternate timelines and realities after testing out an experimental gaming device. She stays for the money and safety promised to her, but quickly finds out that she’s getting more than what she bargained for in this twisty, action-packed thriller.
The Peripheral is worth a try if you enjoyed HBO’s Westworld (whose creators also serve as producers in this show), or if you’re just generally intrigued by all thing tech and sci-fi. The world-building is complex, sometimes to the point of confusion, but Moretz is a pro at grounding scenes and making sure she brings us along on the ride. If you’re looking to get lost in a realm at once real and unreal, then this show could be for you.
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Science Fiction
Actor: Adelind Horan, Alex Hernandez, Charlotte Riley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chris Coy, Eli Goree, Gary Carr, Jack Reynor, JJ Feild, Julian Moore-Cook, Katie Leung, Louis Herthum, Melinda Page Hamilton, T'Nia Miller