Yancey citizens have been waiting since the announcement was made in September for filming of the movie version of “The Peripheral” to begin. On Wednesday activity around the Chevrolet building on West Main Street spilled over to the Banks Family Square Shopping Center near the old Fred’s building. The movie is being filmed in and around Burnsville, Marshall, Weaverville and Asheville. “The Peripheral” is produced by Amazon Studios and Warner Bros Television, in association with Kilter Films.
The sci-fi thriller drama was created by Scott B. Smith. Based on the 2014 bestselling novel by William Gibson, it became a streamed television series in 2018. “The Peripheral” is about Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow’s America. Flynne is smart, ambitious, and doomed. She has no future, until the future comes for her. Jack Reynor is set as a lead opposite Chloë Grace Moretz and Gary Carr.