Bryan Cranston to star in new Philip K. Dick anthology series for Channel 4
Bryan Cranston is set to star in a brand new drama series, based on the short stories of award-winning Sci-Fi novelist Philip K. Dick and is being produced by Channel 4 and Sony Pictures Television.
The ten-part drama, Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick, will premiere on Channel 4 in the UK and will be distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television. The series is being written and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and Michael Dinner (Justified, Masters of Sex) alongside Bryan Cranston (Trumbo, Breaking Bad) both appearing and executive producing the series.
Each episode of Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick will be a standalone drama adapted and contemporised from one of Philip K. Dick’s short Sci-Fi stories
Bryan Cranston said; “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.”
“As a long-time fan of Philip K. Dick’s work, it’s a tremendous honour and thrill to be part of this series,” said Ronald D. Moore. “His short stories are a treasure-trove of material for artists to draw from and I think this will be a very exciting project.”
Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt said; “Philip K. Dick’s short stories have shaped iconic Hollywood films from Blade Runner to Minority Report. Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K Dick will adapt and modernise his singular vision for a TV audience. We are thrilled to be partnering with the talented team at Sony Pictures Television on an anthology series that brings together global stars of the calibre of Bryan Cranston and Ronald D. Moore.”
“As one of the most innovative and ground-breaking novelists of all time, Philip K. Dick and his short stories have allowed us to assemble some of the most prolific and award-winning creative auspices within our Sony family to reimagine his work,” said Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, presidents of U.S. programming and production for SPT. “Channel 4 has a bold and successful slate and we’re fortunate to have them as a passionate producing partner.”
“I’m thrilled to be working with this exceptional team to bring my father’s short stories to life,” said Isa Dick 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.”
This is one new series we will definitely be keeping our eye on here at The Nerd Recites, we’re big fans of Philip K. Dick’s work and Bryan Cranston’s acting prowess and perhaps these two powerhouses will turn into something spectacular!
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