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Move aside, Downton Abbey, Lady Sybil no more! Jessica Brown Findlay has joined the cast of USA Network’s Brave New Word in the role of Lenina Crowne, a Beta Plus Hatchery worker who has begun to question her role in the social structure of the New World upon meeting the previously announced Alden Ehrenreich’s John the Savage.
Findlay is well known for her role as Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey, as well as Charlotte Wells in Harlots -- though Brave New World will launch her into a utopian future as a citizen of New London, who encounters John the Savage on a vacation to the Savage Lands. He returns with Lenina and friend, Bernard Marx, back to New London, but his arrival threatens to disrupt their world’s utopian harmony.
Brave New World, based on the Aldous Huxley novel, 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.