Amazon and Bryan Cranston are teaming up, again. Following Cranston’s recently premiered series, Sneaky Pete, the streaming giant has now picked up the US rights for the anthology series, Philip K. Dick‘s Electric Dreams.
Is this Amazon’s answer to Netflix’s recent acquisition of Black Mirror? There are certainly similarities. The show will initially air in the UK on Channel 4, and the ten episode order will be standalone stories celebrating Dick’s distinctive vision.
Amazon has of course found big success with their adaptation of The Man In The High Castle, while Dick’s work has also been adapted into successful films, such as Minority Report, Total Recall and Blade Runner.
Ron Moore (Battlestar Gallactica, Outlander) will co-create the show with Cranston, who is expected to appear in at least one episode.
Along with Moore himself, episodes will be penned by Tony Grisoni (Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas), Michael Dinner (Justified), Travis Beachem (Pacific Rim), David Farr (The Night Manager), Matthew Graham (Life On Mars), Dee Rees (Mudbound) and Jack Thorne (Harry Potter & The Cursed Child).
There’s plenty of successful projects listed there, Amazon will be hoping their show has similar success. They’ve got a good chance, considering practically everything Cranston is involved in recently turns out to be gold. Plus it’s pretty hard to screw up Philip K. Dick, right?