A Philip K. Dick Anthology Series Is Coming from Ronald D. Moore and Bryan Cranston

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 10:06AM
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Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 10:06AM
A Philip K. Dick Anthology Series Is Coming from Ronald D. Moore and Bryan Cranston
We won't have to wait for Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner sequel or the second season of The Man in the High Castle to see more Philip K. Dick on our screens. UK network Channel 4 has announced a new anthology series adapting the celebrated sci-fi author's short stories, Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick.

The series, which will consist of ten hourlong episodes, has an unbelievable amount of talent behind it. The show will be executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), Michael Dinner (Justified, Masters of Sex), David Kanter (The Revenant, The End of the Tour), several writers from The Man in the High Castle, and none other than Bryan Cranston, who will also star in the show.

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"This is an electric dream come true," said Cranston. "We are so thrilled to be able to explore and expand upon the evergreen themes found in the incredible work of this literary master."
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The team also includes Isa Dick Hackett, who has worked on several Philip K. Dick adaptations such as The Adjustment Bureau and The Man in the High Castle, and also happens to be the author's daughter.

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"I'm thrilled to be working with this exceptional team to bring my father's short stories to life," said Hackett. "Often the source for big, high concept feature films, these short stories represent some of the most dazzling conceptual work of his career, and the fact that they will be adapted by such a diverse set of creative voices is truly an honour."
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There's no word on a release date for Electric Dreams, but it will likely air sometime next year on Channel 4, and will be distributed internationally by Sony Pictures.
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