August 18, 2023

It is being reported that Amazon's Prime Video has cancelled The Peripheral after one season. The move walks back the renewal that was given to the sci-fi drama six months ago. Word is that the decision came about due to the ongoing writers and actors strikes, which are now into their fourth and second months respectively.

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.