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Remember professional dominatrix Irene Adler from the second season of Sherlock? Well, the actress who played her, Lara Pulver, is the latest star to sign on for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, a science fiction anthology series based on the stories by the celebrated author.

According to Variety, she’ll join a cast that already features Terrence Howard (Empire) and Anna Paquin (True Blood), and maybe even executive producer Bryan Cranston.

Who exactly Lara will play, and in which episode, is not yet clear — though we do know Terrence and Anna will star in an episode called “Real Life,” about a policewoman and a games designer living in the future who pursue violent killers.

Other big names linked with the series include Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Tuppence Middleton (War and Peace) and Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax), who’ll feature in an episode called “The Commuter;” Jack Reynor (Sing Street), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), and Geraldine Chaplin (A Monster Calls) in “The Impossible Planet;” and Steve Buscemi and Greg Kinnear.

Basically, think Black Mirror, but with some top-grade raw material: Philip K. Dick’s stories formed the basis of such seminal sci-fi films as Bladerunner, Total Recall, and Minority Report, after all.

Adapting them into ten standalone episodes is an impressive team of British and American writers, including Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Fades), Michael Dinner (Justified), Tony Grisoni (The Young Pope), Matthew Graham (Life on Mars, Doctor Who), David Farr (The Night Manager), Dee Rees (Empire, Bessie), and Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim).

The whole thing will be on Amazon in the near — and not, we hope, too dystopian — future.

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.