NBCUniversal released one of the most interesting trailers for its new Thursday. Peacock streaming service: An account of Brave New World, Aldous Huxley’s classic tale of a dystopia disguised as utopia.
“Brave New World imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability by prohibiting monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself,” reads a description of the program.
Although originally published in 1931, the science fiction novel imagines a futuristic world with technologies that might not seem too far away today, and a population that is literally haunted by a drug called Soma. These days we might wonder if such opiates come in the form of an endless selection of streaming series available for binge eating.
According to Deadline, the series has been in progress for almost half a decade and has bounced off the networks before finally landing with the new streaming service.
The new series premieres on July 15, the day of Peacock’s launch, and stars Demi Moore, Harry Lloyd, Jessica Brown Findlay of Downton Abbey, and Alden Ehrenreich, who also played the title role. Solo: a Star Wars story.