Callum Turner bags lead role in cyberpunk series "Neuromancer" for Apple TV+

The “Fantastic Beasts” actor will play Case in the TV series, adapted from William Gibson’s sci-fi novel.

Pop Culture & Art April 24, 2024

Callum Turner has reportedly been announced as the lead in Apple TV+'s upcoming adaptation of William Gibson's groundbreaking cyberpunk novel, "Neuromancer." 

Production of the 10-episode series has gone under way, according to Variety. 

The show follows Case (Turner), a down-and-out hacker offered a chance at redemption in exchange for his skills on a heist mission. Partnering with the mysterious Molly Millions, Case will navigate a web of corporate espionage and high-stakes crime.

This marks Turner's second leading role for Apple TV+, following his turn in the WWII drama "Masters of the Air." The British actor is also known for his appearances in the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise and films like "Green Room" and "The Boys in the Boat."

"Neuromancer" is co-created by Graham Roland (showrunner) and JD Dillard (pilot director), with both attached as executive producers. 

Joining them are Gibson himself, along with a team including producers from Skydance Television, Anonymous Content, and rappers Drake and Future’s production company – DreamCrew Entertainment.

Published in 1984, "Neuromancer" is credited with pioneering the cyberpunk genre and has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards. 

Cover of "Neuromancer" by William Gibson (Courtesy: Amazon) 

The novel spawned sequels "Count Zero" and "Mona Lisa Overdrive," but attempts to bring it to the big screen have so far been unsuccessful. Apple TV+'s "Neuromancer" looks to be the first live-action adaptation of Gibson's seminal work.


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