Solo’s Alden Ehrenreich Sets Out For A Brave New World

Alden Ehrenreich has moved on from Han Solo to John the Savage in Peacock's new series, Brave New World.

Two years ago he was completing the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs in Solo. Now, Alden Ehrenreich is set to star in a new sci-fi dystopian series coming to the Peacock streaming service: Brave New World.

Brave New World is a series based off of the acclaimed 1932 novel from author Aldous Huxley. The novel tells a tale of a world (referred to as the World Slate) where its citizens are environmentally engineered into a social hierarchy determined by one’s intelligence. The term “brave new world” originally comes from a line in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest:

O wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in’t.

William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act V, Scene I, ll. 203–206

Alden Ehrenreich Goes From Solo To Savage

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BRAVE NEW WORLD — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: Alden Ehrenreich as John the Savage — (Photo by: Steve Schofield/Peacock)

Ehrenreich will star in the series as John the Savage, a resident of the Savage Lands where the dystopian citizens of New London observe for entertainment. Ehrenreich will be joined by cast mates Demi Moore, who plays his mother Linda, Harry Lloyd of Game of Thrones fame plays Bernard Marx, a sleep learning specialist who is a black sheep amongst the elite of New London. Jessica Brown Findlay will also play Lenina Crowne, a technician who deals with the newly born members of the World Slate.


Brave New World comes to NBC Universals’s Peacock July 15th. Based off the trailer, it looks like no expense was spared. The series which was originally planned to release on the USA Network, is now being positioned as a premier series for the new Peacock streaming service.

Have you read Brave New World? Is this series enough for you to subscribe to Peacock? Let us know in the comments!


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