Based on the book of the same name (by William Gibson – pioneer of the cyberpunk genre), The Peripheral boasts that it’s “from the creators of Westworld,” and there is little that would give audiences a better idea of the style and character interplay. From the perspective of simply the viewing experience, this might as well be a spinoff focusing on one of the other worlds.
As we are introduced to this world, Flynne (Chloë Grace Moretz) and her brother Burton (Jack Reynor), are living in rural America in the near future. Burton is a veteran of a Haptic Recon unit, which implants soldiers with complex tech that, in a somewhat nebulous way, connects their brains. Burton has a job hiring himself out to assist rich gamers in a virtual world, but it turns out Flynne is even better at getting through such sims. When Burton is contacted about beta-testing