The Peripheral cast features Chloë Grace Moretz, Gary Carr and Jack Reynor. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Scott B. Smith’s Amazon Prime Video series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
The Peripheral centers on a gamer named Flynne and her war veteran brother, Burton. As the siblings collaborate on a cyberspace security mission, they learn about a potential contract killing. The narrative follows the main protagonists as they interact with powerful figures from a parallel world. Here’s every actor and character in The Peripheral, an adaptation of William Gibson’s 2014 novel.
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The Peripheral Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz as Flynne Fisher
Character Profile: A gamer who helps her brother with a cyberspace mission in 2032. She enters a VR world and suspects that something isn’t right. Flynne learns that someone from the dark web intends to kill her.
Moretz’s Resume: Mindy Macready/Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass (2010), Isabelle in Hugo (2011), Mia Hall in If I Stay (2014), Maude Garrett in Shadow in the Cloud (2020), Kayla in Tom and Jerry (2021)
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The Peripheral Cast: Gary Carr as Wilf Netherton
Character Profile: A self-proclaimed “fixer.” He lives in the future and investigates a murder conspiracy. Wilf explains that he is from a parallel world that split off from Flynne’s world.
Carr’s Resume: Fidel Best in Death in Paradise (2011-14), C.C. in The Deuce (2017-19), Hawk in 21 Bridges (2019), Buddy Bolden in Bolden (2019), Kieran in Trigonometry (2020)
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The Peripheral Cast: Jack Reynor as Burton Fisher
Character Profile: Flynne’s brother. He is a war veteran who works as a cyber security jockey. Burton investigates a parallel world conspiracy with his sister.
Reynor’s Resume: Shane Dyson in Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), Brendan in Sing Street (2016), Jack Parsons in Strange Angel (2018-19), Christian in Midsommar (2019), Pills & Coke in Cherry (2021)
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The Peripheral Cast: JJ Feild as Lev Zubov
Character Profile: The head of Milagros Coldiron. He is a Russian businessman who lives in Notting Hill. Lev hires Wilf to locate Flynne and keep her safe in a “peripheral.”
Feild’s Resume: Thax in Centurion (2010), James Montgomery Falsworth in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Mr. Henry Nobley in Austenland (2013), Charles Guyette in Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017), Ben Adler in Lost in Space (2019-21)
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The Peripheral Cast: T’Nia Miller as Cherise Nuland
Character Profile: The head of The Research Institute. She learns that a colleague ordered a hit on Flynne. Cherise is positioned as a potential villain.
Miller’s Resume: Chelsea in Obey (2018), Celeste Bisme-Lyons in Years and Years (2019), Hannah Grose in The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), Maxine Tarrington in Sex Education (2020), Zephyr Halima in Foundation (2021)
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The Peripheral Cast: Louis Herthum as Corbell Pickett
Character Profile: A drug dealer in the 2032 timeline. He orders a $10 million hit on Flynne and Burton. Corbell intends to profit from a parallel world war.
Herthum’s Resume: JD in True Blood (2012), Peter Abernathy in Westworld (2016-20), Sheriff Frank Briggs, Sr. in Home Before Dark (2020-21), Sheriff Wayne McCarthy in All Rise (2020-21), Dennis in Hacks (2021)
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The Peripheral Cast: Katie Leung as Ash
Character Profile: Lev’s colleague. She worries about his personal attachments affecting their work. Ash explains the concept of quantum tunneling to Flynne.
Leung’s Resume: Cho Chang in the Harry Potter Movie Franchise (2005-11), Lau Chen in White Dragon (2018), DC Blair Ferguson in Annika (2021-), Caitlyn in Arcane (2021), Natasha in Locked Down (2021)
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The Peripheral Cast: Melinda Page Hamilton as Ella Fisher
Character Profile: Flynne and Burton’s mother. She is dying from cancer and has only weeks to live. Ella regains her sight after Flynne receives help from a parallel world contact.
Page’s Resume: Janie Stillman in Cold Case (2005-07), Sister Mary Bernard in Desperate Housewives (2005-06), Amy in Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006), Alison in God Bless America (2011), Claire Telesco in How to Get Away with Murder (2018-19)
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The Peripheral Cast: Eli Goree as Conner Penske
Character Profile: Flynne and Burton’s friend. He is a triple amputee war veteran. Conner feels like he has nothing left to lose and thus doesn’t mind confronting troublemakers in his community.
Goree’s Resume: Wells Jaha in The 100 (2014-17), Dave Albritton in Race (2016), Mad Dog in Riverdale (2018-20), Quincy Carter in Ballers (2018), Cassius Clay in One Night in Miami (2020)
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The Peripheral Cast: Charlotte Riley as Aelita West
Character Profile: A woman from the future who disappears. She is linked to The Research Institute. Aelita interacts with Flynne during a cyber security mission.
Riley’s Resume: Cathy in Wuthering Heights (2009), Kate Hansen in Entity (2012), May Carleton in Peaky Blinders (2014-17), Nance in Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Peggy Chase in In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
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The Peripheral cast also includes Julian Moore-Cook (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Peaky Blinders), Chris Coy (The Deuce, The Front Runner), Austin Rising (Hostiles, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Miles Barrow (Scoop, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey), Adelind Horan (The Deuce, Shirley) and David Hoflin (Z: The Beginning of Everything, Bosch).
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