Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston will not only star in but also produce a new 10-part anthology series based on the works of sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick, according to Variety.
Each episode of Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick will be adapted from one of his short stories into a standalone drama, leading some to make comparisons with shows like Black Mirror and The Twilight Zone.
Dick’s work has long been the source of some of the most memorable TV shows and movies. His novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? became director Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner; We Can Remember It For You Wholesale was adapted as Total Recall starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; and Minority Report became the movie of the same name directed by Steven Spielberg. Another story, The Man in the High Castle, was recently adapted for on-demand service Amazon Prime.
This new series is testament to the enduring appeal of his work. The result of a partnership between Sony Pictures Television and the U.K.’s Channel 4, it will use a team of British and American writers to demonstrate the “prophetic vision” of Dick’s work.
The creative team behind the project are no less impressive than its star and source material: executive producing and writing will be Battlestar Galactica‘s Ronald D. Moore, who recently also helmed Outlander; Michael Dinner (Justified, Masters of Sex); and Dick’s daughter, Isa Dick Hackett, who also worked on The Man in the High Castle.
Cranston himself was quoted as saying: “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.”
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