Channel 4 Set A Feb Return Date For ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ Season 1, Part 2.
‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams‘ will return on Monday, 26th February 2018 at 10pm for Season 1, Part 2 Channel 4 have announced. Following on from the acclaimed first run of the sci-fi anthology series continues with 4 more episodes.
The first episode back stars SAG Award winner and Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear (‘Heaven is For Real’, ‘As Good As It Gets’) as The Father in ‘The Father Thing’, based on the short story of the same name.
The world is under attack as aliens quietly invade our homes. Our young hero Charlie (Jack Gore – ‘Billions’) must make the most difficult decisions imaginable to protect his mother (Mireille Enos – ‘The Catch’, ‘The Killing’) and the human race, as he is among the first to realise that humankind is being infiltrated by an insidious alien threat. The episode is written and directed by series co-creator Michael Dinner.
Other episodes still to come include:
‘Kill All Others’ stars Mel Rodriguez (‘Last Man on Earth’, ‘Getting On’, ‘Little Miss Sunshine’) and Vera Farmiga (‘Bates Motel’, ‘The Departed’), and written/directed by Dee Rees (‘Bessie’, ‘Pariah’). A man hangs dead from a lamppost, apparently murdered and inexplicably ignored by passersby, after a politician (Farmiga) makes a shocking statement encouraging violence. When one man (Rodriguez) dares to question the situation he becomes an instant target.
‘Autofac’ stars Juno Temple (‘Vinyl’, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’) and Janelle Monae (‘Hidden Figures’, ‘Moonlight’). espite 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. Peter Horton (‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘American Odyssey’, ‘Thirtysomething’) directs, and the episode written by Travis Beacham (‘Pacific Rim’, ‘Clash of The Titans’).
‘Safe And Sound’ will star Annalise Basso (‘Captain Fantastic’, ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil, Cold’) and Maura Tierney (‘The Affair’, ‘The Good Wife’, ‘ER’). A small-town girl (Basso), already gripped with social anxiety, moves to a big futuristic city with her mother (Tierney). Exposed for the first time to urban society’s emphasis on security and terrorism prevention, it isn’t long before her school days are consumed by fear and paranoia. She soon finds guidance and companionship in the most unexpected of places. The episode is written by Kalen Egan (‘The Man In The High Castle’) & Travis Sentell, and directed by Alan Taylor (‘Thor: The Dark World’, ‘Terminator Genisys’).
‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams‘ Season 1, Part 2 returns to Channel 4 on Monday, 26th February 2018 at 10pm.