Fresh off of filming a role as Charles Xavier in the third season of FX’s ‘Legion’, Harry Lloyd has landed a starring role on the TV adaptation of Aldous Huxley‘s ‘Brave New World’, opposite Alden Ehrenreich. The series is written by David Wiener, Grant Morrison, and Brian Taylor, and is expected to arrive on the new streaming service NBCU, although it was originally ordered for the USA cable network.
Lloyd will portray one of the show’s main characters, Bernard Marx. Ehrenreich will portray John the Savage.
As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne 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 and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage (Ehrenreich), who escapes with them back to New London.
In the utopian society of Huxley’s book, thanks in part to the drug Soma, monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history have been outlawed. But John’s arrival threatens to dismantle this rigid society. Lloyd’s character, Bernard is described as an “Alpha Plus who works as a counselor for The Bureau of Stability, administering Soma to the citizens of New London.”
Wiener serves as showrunner on ‘Brave New World’ and will be an executive producer along with Morrison.
Season 3 of ‘Legion’ is expected to begin in June. Lloyd can also be seen on the Starz series ‘Counterpart’ with J.K. Simmons and in last year’s comedy ‘Hang Ups’. He also stars in the film ‘Philophobia’, and fans still remember him as Viserys Targaryen on ‘Game of Thrones’.
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