Demi Moore is joining USA Network’s adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World.”
Moore will play Linda, the “brash, hard-living mother” of Alden Ehrenreich’s John the Savage. The “Solo” alum’s character is described as a “subversive outsider who threatens to disrupt the stability of New London’s utopian society.”
Based on Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel, the adaptation was ordered to straight-to-series at USA earlier this year. The book imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself.
The rest of the cast includes Jessica Brown Findlay, Harry Lloyd, Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Sen Mitsuji, Joseph Morgan and Nina Sosanya.
“Brave New World” centers on Bernard Marx (Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Brown Findlay), citizens of New London 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, they 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 the repercussions. The three become entwined in a fraught relationship that awakens them to the dangers of their own conditioning.
The series is from UCP, in association with Amblin Television. David Wiener will serve as showrunner and executive produce alongside Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor and Amblin Television co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey. “Black Mirror” alum Owen Harris will direct the first episode.