Be prepared for a time traveling, murder mystery with technology just beyond our current understanding. The Peripheral comes from the mind of writer William Gibson (Neuromancer) and the creators of WestWorld. The show is set 10 years into the future, and centers around a seemingly normal lower middle class family with their share of difficulties. The show centers around a sister, Flynn and her brother, Burton.
Flynn tries to hold the family together while working at a local 3D print shop and caring for their mother. Burton, an ex-soldier on disability, makes a little money on the side playing video games for rich people who want to level up. When he gets stuck, he calls on his sister to step into his avatar. A new type of headset arrives and she obliges, unknowingly stepping 70 years into the future.
The experience is understated but true to the book series with just a hint of alarm introducing us to the first glimpse of 80 years in our future.
The Peripheral premieres on Amazon Prime on Oct 21st but attendees of New York Comic Con can join me at The Peripheral’s 3D print shop (booth 2757) on the con floor for a sneak peek into the future and be sure to tell them Flynn sent you.