Dick’s ‘Electric Dreams’

(Pictured above: Bryan Cranston)

Electric Dreams, a science fiction anthology based on Philip K. Dick’s short stories, will debut on Amazon Prime Friday, January 12, 2018.

The series consists of 10 standalone episodes set “in a different and unique world – some which lay in the far reaches of the universe, and others which are much closer to home… From five to 5000 years in the future, each compelling tale will both illustrate Philip K. Dick’s prophetic vision and celebrate the enduring appeal of the prized sci-fi novelist’s work.”

Electric Dreams will star Boardwalk Empire’s Steve Buscemi, Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, Heaven is for Real’s Greg Kinnear, The Affair’s Maura Tierney, True Blood’s Terrence Howard and Mr. Turner’s Timothy Spall, among others.

Each episode was adapted by well-known American and British writers and directors, including Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore, Sneaky Pete’s Michael Dinner, Doctor Who’s Matthew Graham, The Night Manager’s David Farr and Bessie’s Dee Rees.

The series premiered on the UK’s Channel 4 in September.

Amazon will start the third season of The Man in the High Castle, based on Dick’s 1962 novel, in 2018.

According to Amazon, The Man in the High Castle is the most-watched scripted series in the history of Prime Video.

Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the first two seasons of The Man in the High Castle now online, or by using the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, as well as connected and mobile devices.

For a list of compatible devices, visit amazon.com/howtostream.

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