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Alden Ehrenreich to star in streaming-bound adaptation of Brave New World

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According to Deadline, Solo’s Alden Ehrenreich is set to star in Amblin Television’s adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. The project has been dumped around various TV networks over the last few years, with Syfy originally developing it before the USA Network swooped in and gave the show—which comes from writers David Wiener, Grant Morrison, and Brian Taylor (from Crank!)—a straight-to-series order. Now, though, Deadline believes that the “big-budget drama” is being shuffled off to NBC’s streaming platform, which is set to launch in 2020. You wanted another streaming service to subscribe to, right?

But hey, Alden Ehrenreich is alright! He’ll be playing John, the “savage” from the fearful old world (where people have emotions) who gets taken to the utopian society of New London where everyone worships the uniformity of Henry Ford’s assembly line and they’re all always happy because they take a drug that makes them happy. Naturally, John’s wild ideas about freedom and dignity end up freaking everybody out, and it turns into a whole big thing. (Read the book if you want a more thorough plot synopsis. It’s very famous.)


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