Bryan Cranston cast as lead in Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick. The Academy Award-nominated Trumbo and Breaking Bad actor will portray the iconic science fiction writer in the television series from Channel 4.
Joining Cranston on the project is Emmy Award-nominated producer Ronald D. Moore, who is known for his work on such noteworthy science fiction programs as Battlestar Galactica and Outlander. Channel 4 is producing the program in conjunction with Sony Pictures Television:
Each episode will be a sharp, thrilling standalone drama adapted and contemporised for global audiences by a creative team of British and American writers. The series will both illustrate Philip K. Dick’s prophetic vision and celebrate the enduring appeal of the prized sci-fi novelist’s work.
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.”
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