Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a dystopian masterpiece set in a world ruled by pleasure, with a hidden cost few are willing to admit. Published in 1932, the book is often compared and contrasted to George Orwell’s 1984. Both imagine a bleak future, but while Orwell posits that people will succumb to the iron fist of totalitarianism, Huxley suggests that humanity’s downfall may be far more subtle.
Now, it’s getting the TV treatment for NBC’s upcoming Peacock streaming service, starring Solo‘s Alden Ehrenreich. Take a look.
Hmmm, could a society running on unbridled hedonism have a secret downside? Guess we’ll find out when the show debuts this summer.