The sci-fi drama is coming back for Season 2.
February 9, 2023
Prime Video announced today that The Peripheral has been renewed for a second season. The news comes two months after the sci-fi drama wrapped its freshman run, which garnered an overall positive reception from viewers and critics.
Based on the 2014 book of the same name by William Gibson, The Peripheral follows Flynne Fisher, a smart and ambitious young woman living in the rural American South. She works at a 3D printing shop and plays VR games for rich people to earn extra money. One night she dons a headset and finds herself in futuristic London. It's a sleek and mysterious world, but it's not like any game she's played before. Flynne soon realizes this virtual reality experience is actually very real. 70 years in the future, somebody in London has found a way to open a door to Flynne's world. As Flynne searches to find the person who connected their worlds, her presence sets dangerous forces into motion that are intent on destroying Flynne and her family in her own world.
"We are thrilled to continue the journey into Season Two and delve deeper into the incredible world that Gibson created," said Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, Kilter Films. "On behalf of Scott Smith, Vincenzo Natali, and the entire team, we're grateful to our partners at Amazon and, most of all, to the fans."
02/15/23 at 09:43pm
What took them so long? The first season had a great premise and excellent actors. I loved how they managed the two worlds.
02/15/23 at 05:08am
I am on board for Season 2. It is a unique concept and executed fairly well. Although, has anyone else noticed that the rich folks have exceptionally white teeth? Not like the "plebs" have intentionally yellower teeth. They have normal teeth, but the rich ones have intentionally whiter teeth, like unnaturally white.
02/09/23 at 02:34pm
S1 wasn't perfect but I rather enjoyed it so glad we have more on the way. They deviated significantly from the book as the season wore on, but I actually enjoyed it more than I did the book. I thought the book ended pretty weakly so I'm interested to see where they take it.