Demi Moore has become the latest addition to the cast of Brave New World, the upcoming USA Network TV adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s classic 1931 novel.
Moore – whose recent credits include a recurring role in Empire – is set to portray Linda, the hard-living mother of protagonist John the Savage, played by Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Alden Ehrenreich.
The series has been written by written by David Wiener (Homecoming) and features a cast that also includes Jessica Brown Findlay, Harry Lloyd, Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Sen Mitsuji, Joseph Morgan and Nina Sosanya. The official synopsis for the 10-episode series reads:
As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx and Lenina Crowne have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage, who escapes with them back to New London. John’s arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions. The three become entwined in a fraught relationship that awakens them to the dangers of their own conditioning.