The Peripheral

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The Peripheral centers on Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow's America. Flynne is smart, ambitious, and doomed. She has no future. Until the future comes calling for her. The Peripheral is master storyteller William Gibson’s dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind — and what lies beyond.
Starring
Chloe Grace MoretzJack ReynorGary Carr
Genres
Science FictionSuspenseDramaAction
Subtitles
English [CC]العربيةCatalàČeštinaDanskDeutschΕλληνικάEspañol (Latinoamérica)Español (España)EuskaraSuomiFilipinoFrançais (Canada)Français (France)Galegoעבריתहिन्दीMagyarIndonesiaItaliano日本語ಕನ್ನಡ한국어മലയാളംBahasa MelayuNorsk BokmålNederlandsPolskiPortuguês (Brasil)Português (Portugal)RomânăРусскийSvenskaதமிழ்తెలుగుไทยTürkçeУкраїнськаTiếng Việt中文(简体)中文(繁體)
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]ಕನ್ನಡItalianoDeutschதமிழ்עבריתIndonesiaPortuguês (Portugal)Tiếng ViệtEspañol (Latinoamérica)ΕλληνικάతెలుగుFrançais (France)Bahasa MelayuFrançais (Canada)Filipino日本語Português (Brasil)NederlandsമലയാളംEspañol (España)हिन्दीالعربيةPolskiČeštinaMagyarTürkçeไทยCatalàRomână

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  1. 1. Pilot
    October 20, 2022
    1 h 12 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Euskara, Suomi, Filipino, Français (Canada), Français (France), Galego, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, ಕನ್ನಡ, 한국어, മലയാളം, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, Українська, Tiếng Việt, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], ಕನ್ನಡ, Italiano, Deutsch, தமிழ், עברית, Indonesia, Português (Portugal), Tiếng Việt, Español (Latinoamérica), Ελληνικά, తెలుగు, Français (France), Bahasa Melayu, Français (Canada), Filipino, 日本語, Português (Brasil), Nederlands, മലയാളം, Español (España), हिन्दी, العربية, Polski, Čeština, Magyar, Türkçe, ไทย, Català, Română
    Stuck in a small town without many prospects, Flynne Fisher is a brilliant gamer who works a dead end job to support her veteran brother and ailing mother. When her brother enlists her help playing an advanced video game known as a SIM , Flynne sees something she shouldn't, bringing real life danger to the family's doorstep.
  2. 2. Empathy Bonus
    October 20, 2022
    1 h 5 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Euskara, Suomi, Filipino, Français (Canada), Français (France), Galego, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, ಕನ್ನಡ, 한국어, മലയാളം, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, Українська, Tiếng Việt, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], ಕನ್ನಡ, Italiano, Deutsch, தமிழ், עברית, Indonesia, Português (Portugal), Tiếng Việt, Español (Latinoamérica), Ελληνικά, తెలుగు, Français (France), Bahasa Melayu, Français (Canada), Filipino, 日本語, Português (Brasil), Nederlands, മലയാളം, Español (España), हिन्दी, العربية, Polski, Čeština, Magyar, Türkçe, ไทย, Català, Română
    Mercenaries raid the family home. Seeking answers, Flynne returns to the headset and learns it is not a game, but a time machine that goes 70 years into the future. Flynne makes a deal with Wilf and Lev and agrees to help find Aelita.
  3. 3. Haptic Drift
    October 27, 2022
    1 h 11 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Euskara, Suomi, Filipino, Français (Canada), Français (France), Galego, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, ಕನ್ನಡ, 한국어, മലയാളം, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, Українська, Tiếng Việt, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], ಕನ್ನಡ, Italiano, Deutsch, தமிழ், עברית, Indonesia, Português (Portugal), Tiếng Việt, Español (Latinoamérica), Ελληνικά, తెలుగు, Français (France), Bahasa Melayu, Français (Canada), Filipino, 日本語, Português (Brasil), Nederlands, മലയാളം, Español (España), हिन्दी, العربية, Polski, Čeština, Magyar, Türkçe, ไทย, Català, Română
    Flynne and Wilf work together to find Aelita. Meanwhile, Burton takes steps to eliminate a new threat.
  4. 4. Jackpot
    November 3, 2022
    58min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Euskara, Suomi, Filipino, Français (Canada), Français (France), Galego, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, ಕನ್ನಡ, 한국어, മലയാളം, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, Українська, Tiếng Việt, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], ಕನ್ನಡ, Italiano, Deutsch, தமிழ், עברית, Indonesia, Português (Portugal), Tiếng Việt, Español (Latinoamérica), Ελληνικά, తెలుగు, Français (France), Bahasa Melayu, Français (Canada), Filipino, 日本語, Português (Brasil), Nederlands, മലയാളം, Español (España), हिन्दी, العربية, Polski, Čeština, Magyar, Türkçe, ไทย, Català, Română
    Flynne’s health takes a turn. Wilf visits Flynne in Clanton, deepening their relationship. Flynne learns the truth about her future.
  5. 5. What About Bob?
    November 10, 2022
    59min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Euskara, Suomi, Filipino, Français (Canada), Français (France), Galego, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, ಕನ್ನಡ, 한국어, മലയാളം, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, Українська, Tiếng Việt, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], ಕನ್ನಡ, Italiano, Deutsch, தமிழ், עברית, Indonesia, Português (Portugal), Tiếng Việt, Español (Latinoamérica), Ελληνικά, తెలుగు, Français (France), Bahasa Melayu, Français (Canada), Filipino, 日本語, Português (Brasil), Nederlands, മലയാളം, Español (España), हिन्दी, العربية, Polski, Čeština, Magyar, Türkçe, ไทย, Català, Română
    Flynne’s life is threatened again, forcing her to confront Cherise.
  6. 6. Fuck You and Eat Shit
    November 17, 2022
    1 h 1 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Euskara, Suomi, Filipino, Français (Canada), Français (France), Galego, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, ಕನ್ನಡ, 한국어, മലയാളം, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, Українська, Tiếng Việt, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], ಕನ್ನಡ, Italiano, Deutsch, தமிழ், עברית, Indonesia, Português (Portugal), Tiếng Việt, Español (Latinoamérica), Ελληνικά, తెలుగు, Français (France), Bahasa Melayu, Français (Canada), Filipino, 日本語, Português (Brasil), Nederlands, മലയാളം, Español (España), हिन्दी, العربية, Polski, Čeština, Magyar, Türkçe, ไทย, Català, Română
    Flynne and Wilf discover Aelita’s ties to the Neoprims, who want to destroy London as we know it. Inspector Lowbeer makes her appearance in London and demands to meet Flynne, Burton and Conner.
  7. 7. The Doodad
    November 24, 2022
    55min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Euskara, Suomi, Filipino, Français (Canada), Français (France), Galego, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, ಕನ್ನಡ, 한국어, മലയാളം, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, Українська, Tiếng Việt, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], ಕನ್ನಡ, Italiano, Deutsch, தமிழ், עברית, Indonesia, Português (Portugal), Tiếng Việt, Español (Latinoamérica), Ελληνικά, తెలుగు, Français (France), Bahasa Melayu, Français (Canada), Filipino, 日本語, Português (Brasil), Nederlands, മലയാളം, Español (España), हिन्दी, العربية, Polski, Čeština, Magyar, Türkçe, ไทย, Català, Română
    Flynne, Burton and Conner meet with Lowbeer and are put to the test. Meanwhile, Ella’s life is in danger, and Tommy deals with the Sheriff and Corbell Pickett his own way.

Trailers

  • The Peripheral - Season 1: Teaser Trailer
    2min
    16+

    The Peripheral centers on Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow's America. Flynne is smart, ambitious, and doomed. She has no future. Until the future comes calling for her. The Peripheral is master storyteller William Gibson’s dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind — and what lies beyond.

Bonus

  • Clanton vs London
    1min
    16+

    A look at the immersive world-building of near-future Appalachia and distant-future London.

  • The Bad Guys
    2min
    16+

    Explore the Villains of Clanton and London. Dive deep into who these nefarious characters are and what is at stake for our heroes.

  • World Premiere
    2min
    16+

    Join cast and crew at the thrilling Los Angeles Premiere of The Peripheral.

  • Inside the Peripheral
    1min
    16+

    Deep dive into the world of The Peripheral. Cast members and producers discuss the show and give viewers insight into what is a Peripheral.

  • Why Flynne?
    2min
    16+

    Meet Flynne Fisher, the unlikely heroine of The Peripheral played by Chloe Grace Moretz. Watch as the actors and producers discuss bringing this sci-fi Cinderella story to life.

  • The Peripheral - Season 1: This Season on…
    3min
    16+

    This season on The Peripheral, the future holds the key to saving the past. From the creators of Westworld and based on the visionary novel by William Gibson, don’t miss this thrilling new sci-fi adventure.

More details

Directors
Vincenzo NataliAlrick Riley
Producers
Jonah NolanLisa JoyAthena Wickham
Season year
2022
Network
Amazon Studios
Content advisory
Nudityviolencesubstance usealcohol usesmokingfoul languagesexual content
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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4.5 out of 5 stars

1847 global ratings

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Andre L. MagyarReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
VERY different from the book!
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I had heard this show was going to be in production right around when I had read the book originally about 2 years ago. The book I found presented a lot of very interesting speculation regarding geopolitics and commented on the nature of what humans will do to get ahead, within whatever system they inhabit. When first reading about the show I had expected it to basically adhere as much as was feasible to the book's plot, with events happening in the same order, the characters recreated as faithfully as possible, etc. Basically I had expected what anyone should expect from a good TV adaption, and given who the producers were I was especially optimistic about what we might be getting.

Well, this is not the case here. The story has been completely rewritten for The Peripheral in this show, events happen completely out of order, many events from the book don't happen at all, an entire section of the world and characters to go along with it are just added in, and the show elaborates on a lot of things which were left to the reader's imagination in the book. The book had fewer characters and was a slightly more focused story (as focused a story as something like this can be, at least). The worst part for me is the pacing, the show is much more in-your-face with the action and begins very revelatory events just straight from the get-go, there's no building of suspense as Gibson had originally written it, no noir, and after that the story immediately veers off in its own direction. Moreover, the parts of the show's world that are also present in the book are quite different. While the basic set pieces are the same, the near future in the show is much less bleak than it was in the book, whereas the farther future in the show is bleaker than what Gibson had written, although only in appearance. This doesn't matter so much for the far future but it is somewhat immersion breaking in the near future. Characters in one timeline are recreated quite faithfully (for the most part), even if the actions they end up taking are very different in key areas, while characters in the other timeline are for the most part completely rewritten, they have different backstories and different current stories, many characters are missing, and several new characters are just piled in there, making the story more expanded.

For those who haven't read the book, don't confuse this for a negative review, the show is good, it's fine, there's a reason I'm giving this 4 stars. Amazon's The Peripheral definitely worth watching. Despite most of the characters in the show differing significantly from the book (differing in worse ways if you ask me) and the storyline being completely different, all of the changes are consistent within the world the show creates. On its own, the story of the show makes sense and is well written, dialogue and exposition are intelligent, and there's even some literary depth to the writing. This being a high budget production, things such as effects, costumes, sets, etc are all very professionally done and easy to watch. There are several gripping scenes throughout the episodes, and despite revelatory items in the book having their beans spilled right away in the show, the show has its own revelations to tactically sprinkle throughout the episodes, keeping us viewers engaged, there's a mystery here too, just a different one. There are many more events happening in the show compared to the book, likely so they can fill two seasons with the story on hand here.

Below I will highlight some specific differences, ONLY look further if you've already read the book.

! ! ! SPOILERS BELOW ! ! !

Starting with the characters, here in the show there is no Daedra, there is no garbage patch, and consequently there is no mystery regarding who killed Aelita because Aelita is a completely different person here, actually related to Netherton. For that matter Rainey isn't in the show either, only briefly mentioned in the first couple of episodes. Lev is not at all like he is in the book, much more overtly sinister, with a "bad guy" persona that he didn't possess in the book, where, as you recall he was more of an advanced hobbyist who could be a bit meek at times. On the subject of Lev, the entire operation in the future with Flynne is different as well, there is no garage, no big Mercedes (likely due to budget reasons), the entire parts of the show at Lev's house take place around his kitchen. Netherton doesn't have a drinking problem, Ash isn't pale or very bohemian, Lowbeer appears way later and also isn't pale. I don't want to go too much further as I don't wish to completely spoil the events of the show.

In terms of the near future, characters are mostly accurate, the thing that's very different to how I imagined it however is the setting. The town they live in is quite nice actually, not at all like the terribly run down, drug infested, foggy Tennessee (I think) town in the book. Corbell's house is nice, even, he has his drug operations elsewhere (again likely due to budget reasons). There's no foam on the inside of the airstream, and the area around it is much closer to the house than it was in the book and significantly less muddy (that's just a small thing though). The town itself is also almost idyllic, the roads are nice, all of the places I imagined in the book as being separate buildings kind of in the middle of nowhere are actually all part of the downtown, Jimmy's place is a town bar, the Fab looks like it was built in a repurposed laundromat, and everyone has relatively fresh-looking vehicles, no Chinese paper cars anywhere to be found. The far future events which affect the near future are also completely different, for starters the neural cut-out is revealed right away and initially meant for Burton instead of Flynne, there's also no initial part of the future that Flynne plays on her phone thinking it's a game, it's just straight into the Peripheral. Again, from there the story takes a completely different direction, both in the present and in the future. I feel like some of Gibson's swagger with worldbuilding is lost in the translation from book to show, and I doubt the show will end up being as cynical in parts (Daedra) and hopeful in others (Lowbeer) as Gibson's original book was, it also leaves much less to the imagination, and generally feels a little more muted in a literary sense. Not everything the show changed is bad, for example the events which took place during the jackpot are very elaborately described, giving some nice story, and the show has quite the interconnected story in its own right, the new characters add some more understandability to the far future world. Still, I will always be a bit sad that the show isn't a faithful recreation of Gibson's "The Peripheral". That's why I will call this Amazon's "The Peripheral".
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Exceptional ReviewReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Exceptionally thrilling and unique
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This is probably the most fascinating take on time travel to ever grace the screen. The acting and production in this series are absolutely top notch. The world building is perfected and never leaves the viewer confused between environments. Even better are the characters that fill it! Chemistry between the Flynn gang is something you can’t fake. To see them face off against so many different factions gives the show an unpredictable element that keeps one engaged. My only complaint is that I have to wait a week between episodes. This is exactly what I needed after finishing The Expanse. I love the direction this is taking the Sci-Fi genre and hope it’s success spurs more shows like it! Give us ALLLL THE SEASONS!!!!
9 people found this helpful
jimfReviewed in the United States on November 16, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very good, just not as good as the book - some spoilers
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Having recently read the book, I prefer the book for the following reasons

The murder witnessed by Flynn in the book was much more dramatic (but would have been costly to film)

Lev's mansion and garage was also better done in the book and would have looked great on screen...but more costly to film.

Changing around the sequence of events was not necessary and was better done in the book. also the lottery and building up of the stub was better in the book...but I do understand that there is more limited time to tell the story in the videoi.

Dealing with the mother's illness was also better done in the book...

that being said:

The casting and writing of the show is very good.

The show is very entertaining
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Devin B HarrellReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent pacing, well-written. Good acting.
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I'm a sucker for a good time travel story, and this one is excellent. The acting is good, the writing is excellent, and I appreciate the story not being bogged down by the usual politics that detracts from many modern shows like Rings of Power. Amazon doesn't need to spend a billion dollars on a single production. Produce content like this, which is original, intelligent, and focused on telling a cohesive story with organic characters and plots as opposed to a billion-dollar virtue signal that fails at all of the above simultaneously. When I reached the end of the sixth episode, I was dying for more.
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Me, that's whoReviewed in the United States on November 19, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Unless it devolves into garbage, it's a really good show
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Initially, I was on the fence as to how I felt about this series. But after watching episode 5, I'm in - unless it gets all political and too far-left/right. The details are a bit confusing at first (but not as much as West World), then it coalesces into a decent, interesting story that I can follow (maybe I was distracted at first?). The cast is very good, too. Good action, interesting fx. Sometimes the scenes drag when it gets all touchy-feely. I'll stick it out for then next few episodes at least. But I hope it maintains, then exceeds, the current trajectory of coolness.
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WrenReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sci-Fi Done Right
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I've been waiting for a show that exhilarated me as much as this one. I've admittedly been left wanting since Westworld. Lead actors Chloë Grace Moretz and Jack Reynor deliver such honest, personable performances, with The Haunting of Hill House's T'Nia Miller giving viewers one of the most novel (and stylish) villains of all time. The lore is unique without being impossible to follow, the SFX are fantastic— a cast of richly amoral characters make it hard to know who to root for at times, but that's my only gripe, however minor. I'm singing this shows praises to whoever's willing to listen.
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M. MillerReviewed in the United States on November 24, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
just relax
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if you are a fan of Sci Fi, then you know it does not have to make 100% sense to be fun, this show is fun, a bit dodgey to understand at times but dam fun, Flne is great and all but her brother, steal the show, the would be no luke without han and i am telling you Bro flyne steal the show, a great watch great scifi.
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W. WoodReviewed in the United States on November 17, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Show; just one complaint.
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I love the show; the plot, though intricate, just stops short of confusing and intriguing enough to keep one interested. The acting is great - a superb cast. My only complaint is the constant use of the "F"-bomb. I served twelve years in the Army and am no prude, but I don't think fitting a single adjective before every noun is particularly creative writing and dulls otherwise great dialogue. But I find it a common complaint (for me) with a lot of what is put out these days and maybe I'm just a dinosaur.
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