Brave New World: Season 1 (2020)

Season 1
Brave New World

Critics Consensus

Brave New World is sleek and seductive, but not very daring, only skimming the surface of Aldous Huxley's dystopian epic without plumbing its philosophical depths.



Critic Ratings: 46


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User Ratings: 132

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Air date: Jul 15, 2020
Air date: Jul 15, 2020
Air date: Jul 15, 2020
Air date: Jul 15, 2020
Air date: Jul 15, 2020
Air date: Jul 15, 2020
Air date: Jul 15, 2020
Air date: Jul 15, 2020
Air date: Jul 15, 2020

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Alden Ehrenreich
as John the Savage
Harry Lloyd
as Bernard Marx
Demi Moore
as Linda
Jessica Brown Findlay
as Lenina Crowne
Kylie Bunbury
as Frannie
Hannah John-Kamen
as Wilhelmina "Helm" Watson
Sen Mitsuji
as Henry Foster
Nina Sosanya
as Mustafa Mond
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Critic Reviews for Brave New World Season 1

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (15)

With fresh plotting, an expanded focus, and after updating a few outdated themes, this "Brave New World" is very different from the book. But when you're trying to make a new thing out of an old thing, that can be OK.

Jul 16, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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This adaptation looks great but is definitively hollow, and in turn all of its parties, extensive discussions, and choreographed orgy scenes become simply exhausting.

Jul 15, 2020 | Full Review…

"Brave New World" isn't bad - what remain of Huxley's central ideas here are still relevant and important. They're just presented in a such a muted way you wind up thinking of another Rolling Stones song, about wanting more satisfaction.

Jul 14, 2020 | Full Review…

The constant writhing of beautiful bodies isn't enough to keep the interest in a show with a plotline as thin as ice. Lazy writing with no engaging qualities leaves this one, one tough pill to swallow.

Jul 29, 2020 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

The cast is good. The writing is mediocre. It hews closely to Aldous Huxley's novel, except when it departs from it. There are a surprisingly large amount of orgies, and yet, they are in no way the reason to watch or not to watch Brave New World.

Jul 27, 2020 | Full Review…

Temperamentally so right-wing that I wish it were better. As it is, the series is merely tolerable, hampered by a lead-you-around-by-the-nose quality that is more in keeping with the network-TV ethos than with top-shelf cable drama.

Jul 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Brave New World is all flash and no substance. It looks good but that's about as far as it goes. It isn't really interested in getting too deep into how the world operates because that's not where its priorities lie.

Jul 24, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Brave New World is essentially an analysis of compassion ⁠and how much the constructs of our society can get in the way of that. Amid a global pandemic and countless other issues in our world, that sentiment feels more relevant than ever.

Jul 3, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Brave New World is less about philosophy and more about slick, sexy sci-fi storytelling. It's not high art, but it is a truly fun and raucous watch.

Jul 2, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a well-made and thought-provoking adaptation, even if it could be a little braver.

Jul 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Brave New World has too many parts out of place to be a success - and stripped out one of the most important parts that would have made it a success.

Jul 1, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Brave New World is summer viewing at it's finest: decadent and sexy with just enough depth to keep you engaged during the hottest days of the year.

Jul 1, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Brave New World: Season 1

  • 10h ago
    I loved this show. The visuals are impressive. The story is engaging. The acting is wonderful. I really recommend this show to anyone that loves an amazing dystopian series or a drama with interesting characters.
  • 1d ago
    If you were looking, like me, for the same story-line as in the book, you will be very disappointed. From the book to the series many characters have changed and the societal body is slightly different. Also, the goal of the book was completely forgotten; to make us think about utopias, this barely skimmed the surface. Apart from the book, this series on its own is quite good.
  • 2d ago
    A run of the mill dystopian storytelling, a second season would be pointless
  • 2d ago
    Agree with others saying that the negative reviews are EXTRA. I mean, chill out people! I guess haters just wanna hate. The show looks visually stunning. Harry Lloyd steals the show and Jospeh Morgan is also incredible. I really hope we see a lot more of these guys in Season 2. Plain and Simple... if you want to watch a cool and fun new summer show then check it out, don't overthink it and enjoy the ride.
  • 5d ago
    I went from knowing what happens next to unexpected twists that I didn't expect as the episodes progress. A TV show that is so different to anything we have on our screens but is so brilliantly done. It's a shame critics haven't a clue what an audience enjoys with the low ratings but the audience show this is something much more than just your average tv show.
  • 6d ago
    I actually decided to get a premium (course, 3 months free!! Woo!! :) ) just to continue on to watch this after the first 2 free episodes. So far, loving it, if you liked Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, you'll probably get into this, it takes the idea of Huxley and gives it some life, contrary to what the "Professional Critics" are saying, it is quite enjoyable, a take on the modern society, the Savage Lands make a mockery of us, not them, in a sense, plus, there is enough humor added in with the dread to make this a believable show. Again, I highly recommend it, 5 stars and PeacockTV, I might actually pay for your service if you continue making high quality entertainment like this!
  • 6d ago
    The premise was well constructed for the series in modernizing Huxley's 90 yr old book. I like what they did with the savage lands, making it Westworld-esque. The concept of Indra was interesting. The characters, especially Lenina, were interesting. However, the execution of these premises and concepts was underwhelming. This season should've only been 7 episodes. The show runners chose to go a different route than the book to make this show multiple seasons. The problem with this is that episodes 4-7 drag alot. The feelies get exhausting and repetitive at a point, and don't offer a new layer each time. Indra was confusing but not in a good way. They never properly explain it. The philosophical aspects that get thouroghly analyzed in Huxley's novel don't get the amount of attention they should. I did like the addition of CJack60 and the Epsilon perspective though, and I thought the final two episodes were pretty good. Another problem was the tone. At some points it's very dramatic but at other times it plays like a parody. The tonal transitions weren't smooth. Since the ending was very similar to Westworld season 1 ending, I now feel like they should have went in a similar route to Westworld. They spent too much time on the "love triangle" which hindered the rest of the plot points. The Epsilon turn at the end is a bit rushed and it woulda been better to see it fleshed out through the season, which would then deserve the 9 episodes. Overall, it was alright and I'm decently interested to see where they take the show in season 2.
  • 6d ago
    The book is amazing, this series is AWFUL ... it is insulting the book.
  • 6d ago
    I am frustrated with how badly wrong the critics are getting this show. It's stunningly beautiful, masterfully acted, and overall just exceptional. Brave New World represents a much needed escape from the horrors of our own time in 2020, but complete with a warning about what's possible if we don't get ourselves right. The writing is gorgeously subtle, and deftly avoids the lecturing tone that would have been all too easy for it to fall into. The characters are a combination of beautifully naive and harshly cynical, with a full gamut of emotional complexity in the middle. It's not a show that wants to tell its audience what to think or how to think it - the world and its vagaries are interesting enough to warrant philosophical consideration outside of and within the stories being told. The plotting and pacing are just right, and willpower the likes of which I don't possess is required to avoid a satisfying binge. Definitely a highlight of this bizarre Summer of 2020, and I can't wait to see what they do next season.
  • Jul 30, 2020
    The show started out slow but really picked up steam later on. Awesome Sci-fi show.

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