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C4 adapts popular sci-fi short stories


Channel 4 and Sony Pictures Television has commissioned a ten-part anthology series based on the short stories written by the award-winning Sci-Fi novelist Philip K. Dick.

Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick, will see ten, sharp, thrilling standalone episodes adapted by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and featuring Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston.

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.”

Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt said; “Philip K. Dick’s short stories have shaped iconic Hollywood films from Blade Runner to Minority Report. Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K Dick will adapt and modernise his singular vision for a TV audience. We are thrilled to be partnering with the talented team at Sony Pictures Television on an anthology series that brings together global stars of the calibre of Bryan Cranston and Ronald D. Moore.”

Isa Dick Hackett (The Adjustment Bureau), executive producer and daughter of Philip K. Dick, said: “I’m thrilled to be working with this exceptional team to bring my father’s short stories to life. Often the source for big, high concept feature films, these short stories represent some of the most dazzling conceptual work of his career, and the fact that they will be adapted by such a diverse set of creative voices is truly an honour.”

Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K Dick is made by Sony Pictures Television and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Bryan Cranston, James Degus, Isa Dick Hackett, Kalen Egan and Christopher Tricarico, David Kanter and Matt DeRoss.