Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston will join as executive producer and appear in an episode of Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick, a 10 episode anthology series based on the works of Science Fiction Hall of Fame writer Dick, commissioned by Channel 4 (UK) and Sony Pictures Television.
Dick’s vast body of work has already led to many productions that enjoy a cult following, including Blade Runner (based on “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”), Total Recall (based on “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale”), A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Screamers, The Adjustment Bureau and The Man in the High Castle.
“This is an electric dream come true,” said Cranston. “We are so thrilled to be able to explore and expand upon the evergreen themes found in the incredible work of this literary master.”
Writing and also executive producing are Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and Michael Dinner (Justified, The Wonder Years), with a whole host of executive producers. The plan is for each stanadlone episode to be written by a team comprised of U.S. and British writers.
Sony Pictures Television will distribute the show outside the UK. No word on a U.S. outlet at this time.