USA Network’s Brave New World has officially picked up Demi Moore as a new cast member for their upcoming adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s dystopian science fiction novel— the actress will be starring in a recurring role as the character Linda, who is also know as Jon the Savage’s mother in Huxley’s original work.
Moore is mostly known for her work in films such as Ghost (with Patrick Swayzye), A Few Good Men (with Tom Cruise) and Indecent Proposal (with Robert Reford and Woody Harrleson). While just recently, the actress guest starred in FOX’s Empire during Season 3 as Lucious’ nurse Claudia.
She will be joining actors Alden Ehrenreich (Solo) and Harry Llyod (Game of Thrones), who were both previously announced as two of the series’ other lead roles as John the Savage and Bernard Marx, respectively. Jessica Brown Findlay as Lenina Crowne, with Kylie Bunbury (Pitch), Joseph Morgan (The Originals) and Hannah John-Kamen (Killjoys) previously signing on as other sereis cast members.
Although originally developed by Syfy and getting a subsequent straight-to-series order from the USA Network this past February, the series has been unexpectedly picked up by NBCUniversal for their upcoming streaming service — which is slated to launch in 2020. So far, no premiere date has tentatively been projected.
Much like the 1932 original novel, Brave New World takes place in a dystopian future where peace has seemingly been achieved “through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself,” according to the series’ official logline.
In Huxley’s work, Lenina and Bernard Marx are citizens of New London, who “have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex.”
After pairing up with each other, they take a vacation to the Savage Lands, “where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion,” before being rescued by John the Savage, who ultimately disrupts the peaceful society and has a strange relationship with his over-bearing mother.