Bryan Cranston, last seen in Oscar-nominated film Trumbo, has been cast in a new sci-fi drama series from Channel 4.
Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick is a 10-part anthology dramatising the work of science fiction novelist Philip K. Dick. The author's books have previously been the source of Hollywood films such as Total Recall, Blade Runner, and Minority Report.
Each episode will be a one hour standalone drama, with contributing writers from both the US and the UK. Heading up the writing team is Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore.
“This is an electric dream come true," said Cranston, who will also serve as executive producer on the show. "We are so thrilled to be able to explore and expand upon the evergreen themes found in the incredible work of this literary master.”
Produced by Sony Pictures Television, this will be the first time the studio has created a show exclusively for Channel 4.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the talented team at Sony Pictures Television," said Channel 4's chief creative officer Jay Hunt. "[The] anthology series [...] brings together global stars of the calibre of Bryan Cranston and Ronald D. Moore.”