– Amazon Prime Video’s ‘The Peripheral’ will not be returning for a second season
– The show was developed based on William Gibson’s novel, and stars Jack Reynor and Chloe Grace Moretz
– The cancellation may be due to its high budget and underwhelming response from fans
Amazon Prime Video’s series ‘The Peripheral’ has been cancelled and will not receive a second season. The show was adapted from William Gibson’s 2014 novel of the same name and follows the lives of Flynne Fisher (Chloe Grace Moretz) and Burton Fisher (Jack Reynor), siblings living in a rural near-future America.
The show was created by Scott B. Smith, with Vincenzo Natali directing the first two episodes. Production for ‘The Peripheral’ started in November 2021 and concluded in February 2022, with the season premiering on April 22, 2022. The series, set in a technologically advanced world, was speculated to have a high production cost which could be one of the reasons for its cancellation.
Another possible reason for the show’s cancellation might be the underwhelming response from fans. While some viewers might have been enthralled by the captivating visuals, others did not feel engaged with the storyline. One viewer said, “It feels like it’s going through the motions to get to the next twist.”