We got a chance to talk to stars of Prime Original Series, The Peripheral, and learn about their commanding presence and what information they’d take from the future.
Prime Video’s upcoming series, The Peripheral, is a time bending science fiction series that will keep viewers guessing. Action, romance, and ethical conundrums fill every episode. A major component of the series is the present’s ability to experience the future, and the future’s ability to change the events of the past without changing their present. It’s a complex world with multiple timelines, that makes for one gripping story. And we got the chance to speak with two stars of the show, T’Nia Miller and JJ Feild. T’Nia Miller and JJ Feild play Cherise Nuland and Lev Zubov, elegant leaders on opposing sides. But you’d never know from the interview.
The Peripheral Exclusive Interview with T’Nia Miller and JJ Feild
While still commanding the screen, Miller and Feild are much less imposing in our interview. It’s astounding their presence, even through zoom, is warm and welcoming, versus their characters who are commanding and cold. Their accents also add a layer of class and regalness that truly pop on screen. It’ll be apparent when you see them during the series. We asked them about their process and how they bring that power in their performance, what drew them to the roles, and if they had access to the technology in the series what information they would bring back from the future.
The Peripheral releases exclusively on Prime Video on October 21, 2022.
About The Peripheral
Release Date: October 21, 2022 exclusively on Prime Video
Creator/Showrunner: Scott B. Smith
Executive Producers: Jonathan Nolan + Lisa Joy
Director: Vincenzo Natali
Produced By: Amazon Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Kilter Films.
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jack Reynor, Gary Carr, Eli Goree, Louis Herthum, JJ Feild, T’Nia Miller, Charlotte Riley, Alexandra Billings, Adelind Horan, Alex Hernandez, Katie Leung, Julian Moore-Cook, Melinda Page Hamilton, Chris Coy, Austin Rising
Flynne Fisher (Chloe Grace Moretz), her Marine veteran brother, Burton (Jack Reynor), and their dying mother live in a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains in 2032. As their mother’s health deteriorates and the medical bills add up, Flynne and Burton make extra money playing simulations (Sims). The two siblings share Burton’s avatar, “jockeying” for high-paying customers to beat challenging game levels. When Burton is offered a chance to beta test a new Sim, it’s Flynne who ends up playing, pretending to be her brother.
The Sim takes place in London and it tasks Flynne with breaking into a corporation known as the Research Institute—to steal a valuable secret. When the assignment goes badly wrong, Flynne begins to realize the Sim is more real than she ever could have imagined. The London she’s exploring exists in the future…year 2099. And what Flynne has uncovered in the Research Institute has put her and her family in grave peril. There are people from the future who want to use Flynne for the information she’s stolen…and there are others who want Flynne dead.
Flynne encounters Wilf (Gary Carr) in Future London, a man who may be the key to unlocking the mystery at hand. But first, in her present, Flynne and Burton, along with his former elite military unit, must rally to save themselves from forces intent on killing them—forces sent from the future to reclaim the vital secret Flynne stole.
What information would you bring back from the future? How do you own a room? Will you be watching The Peripheral when it releases on Prime Video? Let us know and share your reactions with us on Twitter!