The Peripheral: A Different Kind of Cyberpunk
Amazon took an enormous risk when they decided to adapt William Gibson's novel, The Peripheral. Hardcore fans of the genre are like schools of sharks, ready to attack at the first sign of blood. If the execution isn't flawless; if there's something wrong with the dialogue, the visuals--heck, even the makeup--the work will be critically panned and parodied until the end of time. The fact that the series is gaining any praise at all is a testament to its genius, and it's doing extraordinarily well. 'The Peripheral' spent weeks in the number one spot on Amazon's top 10 list, and it's still in the ranking months after the premiere. Reviews are extraordinary. Ratings have remained steady, and people are still trickling in, driven by organic traffic on social media--not advertisements and promotions. The work is holding up on its own, because it is a quality production. It delivers on every level--the visuals, the writing, the acting--and it does so with the necessary flair we've come to expect from the author.