Outlander showrunner, writer and executive producer, Ronald D. Moore is adding to his already amazing science fiction series game, this time with an anthology series based on Philip K. Dick works. Adaptations of the author’s short stories are being written by both American and British writers, including Moore, Kalen Egan (The Man in High Castle), Jack Thorne (The Last Panthers, This Is England), Jessica Mecklenburg (Stranger Things, Being Mary Jane), Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim, Clash of the Titans), and Tony Grisoni (The Young Pope, Red Riding, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), and the cast assembled for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams thus far is pretty amazing.
Episode 5, “Human Is” stars Bryan Cranston as an emotionally abusive husband returned from war a changed man; his wife is played by Essie Davis, and fellow Game of Thrones-er, Liam Cunningham stars as a General, and Ruth Bradley (Humans, The Fall) plays Yaro.
Episode 10, “Safe and Sound” features Maura Tierney as a single mother who moves from a small town to a large, futuristic city with her anxiety- ridden daughter, played by Annalise Basso (Parks and Recreation, The Red Road, Captain Fantastic).
“The Hood Maker” (E6) stars another Thrones alumnus, Richard Madden, alongside Holliday Grainger; “Autofac” (E7) stars Janelle Monáe and Juno Temple, “Crazy Diamond” (E3) features Steve Buscemi, Julia Davis and Westworld‘s Sidse Babett Knudsen; “The Father Thing” (E4), Mireille Enos, Greg Kinnear; “Real Life” (E9) stars Terrence Howard, Anna Paquin and Guy Burnet; “Kill All Others” (E5) scored another Westworld-er, Louis Herthum, as well as Vera Farmiga, and Sarah Baker.
Directors include Peaky Blinders‘ Tom Harper, Utopia‘s Marc Munden, Humans‘ Francesca Gregorini, Dee Rees, Peter Horton, Jeffrey Reiner, playwright/screenwriter, David Farr, Julian Jarrold, and Michael Dinner. In other words, this is must-see science fiction television.
All ten episodes of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams will premiere on Amazon (stateside) and the UK’s Channel 4 (across the pond) later this year.