Philip K. Dick is responsible for some of science fiction’s most iconic movies, such as Blade Runner, Minority Report, and Total Recall, and some of his short stories will be the basis for a new anthology show called Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.
The first images of Bryan Cranston starring in Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams have been released, and they’re giving off the same sinister vibes as the first trailer. The Breaking Bad star is executive producing the sci-fi anthology series and starring in one of the episodes, ‘Human Is’. Essie Davis (aka Lady Crane in Game of Thrones) and Liam Cunningham (aka Davos from Game of Thrones) will also feature in the episode.
Each episode is inspired by one of Philip K. Dick’s renowned shorts stories and has been adapted by an exciting list of leading British and American writers and directors. The series also features an all-star roster of cast who head up this thrilling, audacious and emotional journey into the far reaches of imagination, such as Steve Buscemi, Timothy Spall, Vera Farmiga, Terrence Howard, Anna Paquin, Richard Madden, Julia Davis and Jack Reynor.
Sony Pictures and the UK’s Channel 4 announced last year that they were teaming up to create the show, with Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, Justified’s Michael Dinner, and Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore producing. The show will be distributed in the United States by Amazon Video, but interestingly, our first look at the show comes not from Amazon, but from Australian streaming company Stan.