Eli Goree plays in the Amazon series The Peripheral by the Westworld makers
Emerging from the Oscar and Golden Globe nominated historical drama One night in Miami Star Eli Goree has found his next big project as one of the lead roles in Amazon’s series adaptation The peripheral device of Westworld Creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, according to Deadline.
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Goree will play the role of Conner, who is Burton’s friend in the military. In the novel, Conner was described as a quadruple amputee confined to a motorized, road-going wheelchair. This marks the 27-year-old Canadian actor’s first major television project as a lead actor after appearing in television shows such as The 100, Legends of Tomorrow, Baller, and Riverdale.
In addition to Goree, the cast of the series is directed by The haunted Bly Manor Star T’Nia Miller, Charlotte Riley (A Christmas song), JJ Feild (Lost in space), Adelind Horan (The deuce) and Alex Hernandez (Bloodshot), with Miller, Riley, Feild, Horan and Hernandez as Cherise, Aelita, Lev, Billy Ann Baker and Tommy Constantine.
Based on William Gibson’s bestselling science fiction thriller, The peripheral device will be an hour-long series that revolves around siblings Flynne Fisher and Burton. Flynne is described as a woman trying to hold the pieces of her broken family together in a forgotten corner of tomorrow’s America. She is smart, ambitious, and doomed. She has no future. Until the future comes and calls for it.
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In the story, Burton is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps’ elite Haptic Recon force who takes a job as a security guard in a video game / virtual world for a Colombian company called Milagros Coldiron. When Burton is recalled on an assignment, Flynne takes his position and witnesses a gruesome murder, although she is unsure whether the event is real or part of a twisted virtual game.
The peripheral device is William Gibson’s dazzling, hallucinatory insight into the fate of humanity – and what lies behind it. The series is directed by Chloë Grace Moretz (Super) as Flynne Fisher and Jack Reynor (Midsummer) as Burton.
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The series adaptation was written by Scott B. Smith who will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Westworld The directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy will serve as executive producers along with Steven Hoban and Athena Wickham from Kilter Films. Vincenzo Natali will produce both director and executive products.
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