It's a great day to be a Philip K. Dick fan, because there’s a new TV series based on the iconic writer’s short stories coming our way.
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Godzilla), Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and Michael Dinner (Justified) are uniting to bring a 10-part anthology series titled Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick to the small screen.
Sony Pictures Television and Channel 4 (a UK broadcaster) have announced that they’re partnering on the new drama series that will see Cranston not only star but also executive-produce alongside Ron Moore and Michael Dinner. The original drama series will be based on the award-winning sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking short stories.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
Each episode is set to be a standalone drama, adapted and modernized for global audiences by a creative team of British and American writers. The series will both illustrate the writer’s prophetic vision and celebrate the enduring appeal of his works, which include The Man in the High Castle, A Scanner Darkly and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which became Ridley Scott's hit Blade Runner.
The series, commissioned by Channel 4 and made by Sony Pictures Television, will make its premiere in the UK and be distributed for the international market by Sony.
Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick will also have a who’s who of (mostly) genre executive producers in James Degus (Sneaky Pete, SuperMansion), Isa Dick Hackett (The Adjustment Bureau, The Man in the High Castle), Kalen Egan (The Man in the High Castle), Christopher Tricarico (The Man in the High Castle), Maril Davis (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), David Kanter (The Revenant, The End of the Tour) and Matt DeRoss (Quarry, The End of the Tour).
“This is an electric dream come true. We are so thrilled to be able to explore and expand upon the evergreen themes found in the incredible work of this literary master,” Cranston said in a statement.
Ron Moore also shared his excitement for the upcoming project: “As a longtime fan of Philip K. Dick’s work, it’s a tremendous honor and thrill to be part of this series. His short stories are a treasure trove of material for artists to draw from, and I think this will be a very exciting project.”
Exciting project indeed! Getting Cranston, Moore and Dinner on board together for a Philip K. Dick anthology series is definitely a major, MAJOR coup, and I'm looking forward to seeing the author's stories unfold on the small screen.
What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick?