‘Game Of Thrones’ Richard Madden Joins Cast Of ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’
New Channel 4 anthology series ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams‘ has already pulled together quite an impressive list of actors, and today’s announcement adds even more! Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Cinderella), Holiday Grainger (The Finest Hours, Cinderella) and Anneika Rose (Line of Fire, Silent Witness) will join the cast in an episode called “The Hood Maker”.
“The Hood Maker” is set in a world without advanced technology and where mutant telepaths have become humanity’s only mechanism for long distance communication. But their powers have unintended implications and when the public begins to embrace mysterious, telepath-blocking hoods, two detectives with an entangled past are brought in to investigate.
Richard Madden will play Agent Ross, Holiday Grainger plays Honor and Anneika Rose plays Mary. “The Hood Maker” is written by Matthew Graham (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes) and directed by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane, Kinky Boots).
‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ is a 10-episode sci-fi anthology series featuring pointed, thrilling stand-alone episodes each inspired by Philip K. Dick’s renowned shorts stories as adapted by leading British and American writers including Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), Michael Dinner (Justified), Tony Grisoni (Red Riding, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), Jack Thorne (National Treasure, Skins, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), David Farr (The Night Manager), Dee Rees (Mudbound) and Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim).
The series features an all-star cast including Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner, Secrets & Lies, The King’s Speech and the Harry Potter films), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, Boss Baby), Greg Kinnear (Heaven is For Real, As Good As It Gets), Mireille Enos (The Catch, The Killing, World War Z), Jack Reynor (Macbeth, Free Fire, Jungle Book), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange, The Martian, Top Boy), Geraldine Chaplin (A Monster Calls, Doctor Zhivago), Anna Paquin (True Blood, the X-Men films), Terrence Howard (Empire, Lee Daniel’s The Butler) and Bryan Cranston who also serves as an executive producer on the series.
Commissioned by Channel 4, who will air the series later this year in the for U.K. and by Amazon Prime Video for the U.S., Moore and Maril Davis of Tall Ship Productions and Michael Dinner of Rooney McP Productions are executive producing alongside Bryan Cranston and James Degus of Moonshot Entertainment, Isa Dick Hackett, Kalen Egan and Christopher Tricarico of Electric Shepherd Productions, David Kanter and Matt DeRoss of Anonymous Content, Lila Rawlings and Marigo Kehoe of Left Bank Pictures, Don Kurt and Kate DiMento in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams airs later in 2017 on Channel 4.