Having starred as the younger Han in last year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, now comes word on Alden Ehrenreich headlining another famed sci-fi effort.
Courtesy of Deadline, Ehrenreich will star as John Savage in the long-gestating Brave New World series. Previously, USA Network was to be the home from this small-screen adaptation, although now it looks as if Brave New World may end up being one of the main shows on NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service that’s on the way next year.
From Aldous Huxley, Brave New World is a major favourite of so many genre fans – not least the guys ‘n’ girls behind our Brave New Words podcast – and has already been adapted back in 1980 and 1998. In those previous adaptations, Kristoffer Tabori and Tim Guinee, respectively, played the role of Savage.
Whether it ends up at USA Network, NBCUniversal’s streaming service or A.N. Other network or service, what we do know is that the brilliant Grant Morrison is on writing duties along with David Wiener and Brian Taylor for Brave New World. Wiener will also act as showrunner on the 2020 series.