Channel 4 Orders Philip K. Dick Anthology Series
In a partnership with Sony Pictures Television, Channel 4 have announce a new 10 part sci-fi anthology series based on the works of Philip K. Dick. Called ‘Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick‘, each episode of the show will be a standalone drama, adapted from the author’s stories.
The series is being written and exec produced by Battlestar Galactica & Outlander’s Ronald D. Moore and Justified’s Michael Dinner. Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston will also exec produce, along with appearing in the show.
Moore will not be the sole writer, and they plan to draw on US and UK talent to adapt and contemporise Dick’s stories. Many of his work has already been made into successful adaptations, most famously Blade Runner, which was an adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and The Man in the High Castle, which recently aired on Amazon.
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.”
The drama will premiere on Channel 4 in the UK and will be distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television.