Philip K. Dick TV anthology series coming courtesy of Bryan Cranston and RDM
Bryan Cranston and Battlestar‘s own Ronald D. Moore are teaming up to bring a PKD anthology series to the televisor-screens. What a weird combo! I’ll take it. What a weird concept! I’ll take it.
One of science fiction’s most mind-bending authors is coming to television in a new series called Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick, announced today by Sony Pictures and the UK’s Channel 4. The 10-part anthology series will focus on Dick’s short stories, which also served as inspiration for the films Minority Report, Paycheck, and Total Recall. Each episode will tackle a different standalone story, interpreted by a team of British and American writers.
The show will be written and executive produced by Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore and TV veteran Michael Dinner. Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston is also executive producing, and will appear in at least one episode. The series will premiere on the UK’s Channel 4 and be distributed internationally by Sony Pictures, although it’s still unclear when the series will premiere and whether it will make it to US broadcast screens.
“I’m thrilled to be working with this exceptional team to bring my father’s short stories to life,” said Isa Dick Hackett, the author’s daughter, in a statement. “Often the source for big, high concept feature films, these short stories represent some of the most dazzling conceptual work of his career.”