Amazon is working on a TV adaptation of the 2014 William Gibson novel The Peripheral. Although the project is still in the early stages of development, it could bypass Amazon’s regular pilot process and get a straight-to-series order, Variety reports. Novelist Scott B. Smith is attached to write and executive produce alongside Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

The original novel is a complicated story about time travel, divergent futures, religious protest groups, and a massive corporation called Hefty Mart. It takes place both in an economically barren US town and in a post-apocalyptic London. The former of is set in the near-future, and the latter in a more distant one. The story follows Flynne Fisher, a woman who…

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