The new sci-fi series, which premiered on Sky in Ireland earlier this month, has been cancelled by TV production company Peacock in the States. However, a second series may find a home on another platform, if another service is interested.
Alas, another TV series which failed to grab an audience has been cancelled this week. 'Brave New World', which premiered on Sky One at the very beginning of October, has been axed after just one season - but there may still be hope.
Based on Aldous Huxley’s novel from 1932, 'Brave New World' placed viewers into a utopian world where there are only three main rules in society - no monogamy, no family, and no privacy. Given that the book is nearly a century old, many pop culture franchises that we know and love would have taken inspiration from the source material, and it was quite an enjoyable series to watch.
Starring Alden Ehrenreich ('Solo: A Star Wars Story'), Demi Moore ('Ghost'), Hannah John-Kamen ('The Stranger'), Harry Lloyd ('Game of Thrones'), Jessica Brown Findlay ('Downton Abbey'), and Nina Sosanya ('Killing Eve'), the series had plenty of star power behind it. Perhaps, given the sci-fi nature of the series, it was too expensive for the production company to make.
However, as Peacock (owned by NBCUniversal) has passed on making a return to the dystopian future series, it could still find a home on another platform. The series is currently being shopped around to other outlets, and the Sky One series could be picked up by another production company if anyone is interested.
"There will not be season two of 'Brave New World' on Peacock," the streamer said in a statement to Deadline. The series premiered in the States earlier this year in July.
The 'Brave New World' cancellation comes after a number of other TV series were recently cut from our screens, mostly from Netflix. 'GLOW', 'Away', 'Altered Carbon', and 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' have all been axed from the streamer. However, there is still one more season of the latter to come later this year.