Channel 4 is teaming up with Sony Pictures Television to create a new drama series based on the short stories written by award-winning Sci-Fi novelist Philip K. Dick.
Described as “hugely ambitious,” the ten-part anthology series, Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick, will be written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and Michael Dinner (Justified, Masters of Sex).
Oscar nominated Bryan Cranston (Trumbo, Breaking Bad) will both executive produce and star in the series in which each episode is promised to be “be a sharp, thrilling standalone drama adapted and contemporised for global audiences”.
The drama will premiere on Channel 4 in the UK and will be distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television.
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.”
Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt said; “Philip K. Dick’s short stories have shaped iconic Hollywood films from Blade Runner to Minority Report. Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K Dick will adapt and modernise his singular vision for a TV audience.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the talented team at Sony Pictures Television on an anthology series that brings together global stars of the calibre of Bryan Cranston and Ronald D. Moore.”
“As one of the most innovative and ground-breaking novelists of all time, Philip K. Dick and his short stories have allowed us to assemble some of the most prolific and award-winning creative auspices within our Sony family to reimagine his work,” said Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, presidents of U.S. programming and production for SPT.