Philip K. Dick Is Getting an Anthology Show, Courtesy of Bryan Cranston and Ronald D. Moore

Cover art for Boom! Studio’s adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Issue #17, by Brett Weldele

“Ronald D. Moore, Bryan Cranston, and Philip K. Dick” are three names you probably never expected to see in the same sentence together. But that’s what’s happening as the longtime scifi producer and the acclaimed actor are teaming up to bring the legendary writer’s work to TV in a new anthology series for the UK.

Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick will be a 10-part miniseries written by Moore, who will executively produce alongside Michael Dinner (Justified, Masters of Sex) and Bryan Cranston, who will also star in the series itself. Each episode will be a standalone story that illustrates Dick’s “prophetic vision” and “[celebrates] the enduring appeal” of the writer’s past work. Isa Dick Hackett, whose past work includes The Adjustment Bureau and The Man in the High Castle and is Dick’s daughter, will also produce the show.


Dick’s work has been adapted countless times into everything from TV shows to big movies, but it’ll be interesting to see how the writer’s short fiction translates to an anthology series like this—and the pedigree behind it is phenomenal. There’s a lot of promise here. No other details about its release have been made available, but Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick will air in the UK on Channel 4, and distributed across the world by Sony Pictures.

[Channel 4, H/T Michael Moran]


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