“Brave New World”: Demi Moore Joins USA’s Series Adaptation in Recurring Role

USA Network‘s series take on Aldous Huxley‘s 1932 novel Brave New World has added a familiar face to it’s “new world order.” Actress Demi Moore (Ghost, If These Walls Could Talk) is joining the series in the recurring role of Linda, the brash, hard-living mother of John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich). Moore joins a cast that includes Ehrenreich, Jessica Brown Findlay, Harry Lloyd, Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Sen Mitsuji, Joseph Morgan, and Nina Sosanya. Written by David Wiener, Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor (Happy!) and based on Huxley’s influential work, Brave New World imagines a “perfect society” that achieved peace and stability – but at a cost: the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself.

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As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Brown Findlay) 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 (Lloyd) and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage, who escapes with them back to New London. The arrival of John, a subversive outsider, in the New World, threatens to disrupt the stability of New London’s utopian society – 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.

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Here’s a look at the new additions to the cast and series:

● Brown Findlay’s Lenina Crowne is a Beta Plus Hatchery worker, who has begun to question her position within the strict social strata of the New World.

● Bunbury’s Frannie is Lenina’s best friend, a Beta Plus who embraces her conditioning and New London’s social order.

● John-Kamen’s Wilhelmina “Helm” Watson is a hedonistic artist and New London’s premier maker of Feelies.

● Mitsuji’s Henry Foster is an Alpha Plus in every way, who works alongside Bernard as a counselor at The Bureau of Stability.

● Morgan’s CJack60 is an Epsilon relegated to physical, tedious jobs – who is deeply impacted after witnessing a horrifying incident.

● Sosanya’s Mustafa Mond is a World Controller who is responsible for maintaining New London’s social structure and utopian promise.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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