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Timothy Spall stars in an episode titled "The Commuter." (Image: Channel 4 / Amazon)

The first trailer for the new sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams landed Saturday (August 19), and it looks like it’s going to be every bit as weird as the stories that inspired it.

Those stories are of course by Philip K. Dick, the sci-fi writer whose imagination inspired films such as Blade Runner, Minority Report, and Total Recall. The series will be made up of 10 hour-long standalone episodes, each of which is dedicated to a single short story by the famed author.

Think Black Mirror mixed with The Twilight Zone, mixed with… well, Bryan Cranston. He’s behind the show, acting as executive producer, as well as heading up a cast that includes Steve BuscemiTrue Blood’s Anna Paquin, Mr. Turner’Timothy Spall, Empire’s Terrence HowardSherlock’s Lara Pulver, Hidden Figures’ Janelle Monáe, and Doctor Strange’s Benedict Wong.

Add to that a typically Philip K. Dick-esque landscape of deserted cities, robots, scientific labs, creepy children in the woods, and some kind of pig men, and you have a very intriguing new series indeed.

Here’s the trailer:

Wondering who “Stan” is? Well, it’s the name of the network in Australia that the new series will air on. In the U.S, it will launch on Amazon, while Channel 4 has the U.K. broadcast rights.

There’s no word yet as to when that will be, beyond “soon,” but we’ll keep you updated.

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.