We will always know him best as the young Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story, but that’s far from the end of the line for actor Alden Ehrenreich. Everybody’s favourite scrumrat is set to star in an adaptation of the classic Aldous Huxley novel (sadly not the Iron Maiden album) Brave New World.
The actor will play a lead role in Universal Content Productions and Amblin Television’s adaptation of the classic Aldous Huxley novel. The project got a 10-episode, straight-to-series order from USA Network in February.
Ehrenreich will play John the Savage, a young man raised outside the confines of the New World whose presence threatens to disrupt the rigid social order of the utopian New London.
Brave New World was first put into development at Syfy back in 2015, with Les Bohem (Syfy’s Taken) attached to write. Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor replaced Bohem in 2016. The version that earned a series pickup has David Wiener (Homecoming) as writer and showrunner, working alongside Morrison and Taylor.