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Jack Reynor as Burton in 'The Peripheral', a Prime Video series launching on October 21.
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Jessica Lamb

A new Amazon Studios sci-fi series set to be released later this month will star Irish actor Jack Reynor, who grew up in Valleymount, west Wicklow.
The 30-year-old sprung to prominence when winning the Irish Film and Television Academy award for Best Actor for his leading role in the 2013 Lenny Abrahamson feature film ‘What Richard Did’.
He then hit the big time when cast as Irish race car driver Shane in ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’, a blockbuster film that started Hollywood A-listers Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz, and achieved another award for his portrayal of a young taxi driver struggling to keep his own life together, as his mother suffers with alcoholism.
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Gerard Barrett’s 2015 film ‘Grassland’ saw Jack star alongside Toni Colette and Will Poulter, and his performance earned him the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the Sundance Film Festival.
Now he plays marine veteran Burton in upcoming drama ‘The Peripheral’, a tale showing the initiative of two siblings, Burton and Flynne (Chloe Grace Moretz), who make money to pay for their dying mother’s medical bills by playing simulations (Sim).
Set in a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the US, the pair’s exploits lead to them being asked to beta test a new Sim. When the assignment goes wrong, they realise the Sim is more real than they could ever have imagined, and now people from the future are out to get them.
The first episode will premiere exclusively on Prime Video on October 21, with one new episode rolling out weekly every Friday through December 9. The series will be available in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
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