The mastermind behind the Battlestar Galactica reboot is officially coming back to sci-fi, and he's certainly settled on some heady material.
Deadline reports Ronald D. Moore's sci-fi anthology Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams has been picked up for 10 episodes on Amazon Prime. Moore will be joined behind the scenes by Bryan Cranston (who will also star in at least one episode) and Michael Dinner (Justified). The series will be based on the short stories of the seminal sci-fi author. Considering the network already scored a hit with its adaptation of The Man in the High Castle, it's no surprise the streaming service would double down on Dick's catalog.
No word on which specific stories the series will adapt, but there are certainly a lot to choose from. Dick wrote around 100 short stories, and though several have already made it to the screen, there are still dozens upon dozens just waiting to be explored. Moore and Dinner will be writing the scripts alongside Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim), Tony Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Matthew Graham (Doctor Who), David Farr (The Night Manager) and Dee Rees (Bessie).
The series has taken a long road to the screen, originally getting its start over at AMC and Channel 4 — both of which eventually decided not to take the concept to series. It bounced around the market for a while and Amazon finally pulled the trigger.
No word on when we’ll see Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams on the small screen, but 2018 seems likely. Which stories would you like to see Moore explore?