Will there be The Peripheral season 2?
The former Westworld boss is aiming for more episodes.
Fans of The Peripheral - you're in luck! The Prime Video series has been renewed for season 2.
The sci-fi thriller, starring Chloe Grace Moretz, follows pro gamer Flynne Fisher as she is drawn into a world of espionage after playing what she believes to be a mere simulation.
In actual fact, it's a nightmarish glimpse at our very real future.
The future of the series wasn't certain - after all, it received a mixed response from critics. However, it also amassed a passionate fanbase who will be thrilled that there's more to come.
Executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who also brought HBO's Westworld to life, previously called for more seasons of the show so as they could fully explore William Gibson's novel - and now their wish has come true.
Here's everything we know about season 2 of The Peripheral.
Will there be The Peripheral season 2?
Yes! In a statement, Joy and Nolan said: "We are thrilled to continue the journey into season 2 and delve deeper into the incredible world that Gibson created. On behalf of Scott Smith, Vincenzo Natali, and the entire team, we’re grateful to our partners at Amazon and, most of all, to the fans."
Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios, added: "William’s mind-bending story in partnership with the brilliant minds of Scott and Jonathan and Lisa, produced an unforgettable journey for our global audience and we are thrilled with how they embraced the series.
"We look forward to extending our partnership with Warner Bros and Kilter Films as this uniquely ambitious series continues to unfold.”
Joy was previously open about wanting "all the seasons" to explore the book.
"I would love to have season 2 and season 3 and all the seasons in the world to explore this amazing, amazing novel," she told RadioTimes.com and other press.
"I know we've already started brainstorming about season two in the hopes that we get a season two, and the world only gets more vast and complicated."
Joy added: "But the thing that really appeals to me about it is how much deeper we are able to dive into each of the characters' lives, and personal lives and ambitions and motivations. To me, that is where it gets really exciting."
What could happen in The Peripheral season 2?
For now, we can only speculate about what's set to happen in The Peripheral season 2, but we can expect to explore more of Gibson's novel. Star Gary Carr has told us to expect the unexpected.
"The thing about [executive producers] Jonah and Lisa is that they set things up, they take you on a journey for one season," he began. "Then you come to the second season, and they just go completely left or somewhere else so far removed from what you had originally.
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"That freaks some people out, some people don't like that. But I actually love that when I watch a series, it feels like there's no limits and there's so many other worlds to explore. And it's like you're not bound to one story or one structure. You can let your imagination go."
Charlotte Riley added: "They're really ballsy with that. They're really good at going, ‘you love all these characters? Great! Well, they don't exist anymore. Here’s a whole new bunch of other characters’.
"I'm not saying that that's what's gonna happen, but I love that they just pull the rug on you. They're not scared to kill their darlings in terms of what the audience wants."
Who could star in The Peripheral season 2?
Nothing is confirmed but it's likely that star Chloë Grace Moretz will return to the lead role of Flynne Fisher, while much of the supporting cast will also remain the same.
Here's The Peripheral cast list in full:
- Chloë Grace Moretz as Flynne Fisher
- Gary Carr as Wilf Netherton
- Jack Reynor as Burton Fisher
- Charlotte Riley as Aelita West
- JJ Feild as Lev Zubov
- T'Nia Miller as Cherise Nuland
- Louis Herthum as Corbell Pickett
- Katie Leung as Ash
- Melinda Page Hamilton as Ella Fisher
- Chris Coy as Jasper Baker
- Alex Hernandez as Tommy Constantine
- Julian Moore-Cook as Ossian
- Adelind Horan as Billy Ann Baker
- Austin Rising as Leon
- Eli Goree as Conner Penske
- Alexandra Billings as Inspector Ainsley Lowbeer
Is there a trailer for The Peripheral season 2?
There's no trailer for season 2 just yet, but we'll update this page with any new developments when they happen.
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