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USA Network’s Brave New World has found its John the Savage in Alden Ehrenreich, who played the scruffy-looking nerf herder Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Brave New World, based on Aldous Huxley’s science fiction novel, images a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself.
The series will follow citizens of New London, Bernard Marx and Lenina Crowne, who 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 and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage (Ehrenreich), who escapes with them back to New London. John’s arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with repercussions. The three become entwined in a fraught relationship that awakens them to the dangers of their own conditioning.
Brave New World hails from Universal Content Productions (UCP), in association with Amblin Television, and was adapted for television by David Wiener (Homecoming, The Killing, Flesh and Bone), with Grant Morrison (SYFY’s Happy!) and Brian Taylor (Crank, Happy!). Wiener and Morrison along with Darryl Frank (The Americans), and Justin Falvey (The Americans), co-presidents of Amblin Television, will executive produce.