Juno Temple & Janelle Monae Join ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’
Two more big names stars have signed onto Channel 4’s upcoming series ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams‘ it has been announced today. Juno Temple (Vinyl, The Dark Knight Rises) and Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures, Moonlight) will take the leads in an episode titled ‘Autofac’ in the new anthology series.
Despite society and the world as we know it having collapsed, a massive, automatic product-manufacturing factory continues to operate according to the principles of consumerism – humans consume products to be happy, and in order to consume continuously, they must be denied freedom of choice and free will. When a small band of rebels decide to shut down the factory, they discover they may actually be the perfect consumers after all. Temple will play, Emily, one of the rebels and Monae appears as Alexis, an Autofac representative.
Jay Paulson (Mad Men, Grimm) and David Lyons (Revolution, ER) will also appear in the episode. Peter Horton (Grey’s Anatomy, American Odyssey, Thirtysomething) directs the episode written by Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim, Clash of The Titans).
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), Matthew Graham (Life on Mars, Doctor Who), David Farr (The Night Manager), Dee Rees (Mudbound) and Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim).
The series features an all-star cast including 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), Anna Paquin (True Blood, the X-Men films), Terrence Howard (Empire, Lee Daniel’s The Butler), Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner, Secrets & Lies, The King’s Speech and the Harry Potter films), Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Cinderella), Holliday Grainger (The Finest Hours, Cinderella), Mel Rodriguez (Last Man on Earth, Getting On, Little Miss Sunshine), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel, The Departed), Jack Reynor (Macbeth, Free Fire, Jungle Book), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange, The Martian, Top Boy), Geraldine Chaplin (A Monster Calls, Doctor Zhivago), and Bryan Cranston who also serves as an executive producer on the series.
‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams‘ was commissioned by Channel 4, who will air the series later this year in the for UK, and by Amazon Prime Video who will air it the US.
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