Some big names are coming to Amazon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mireille Enos, Steve Buscemi, and Greg Kinnear have joined the streaming service’s upcoming TV series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.
From Bryan Cranston and Ron Moore, the anthology drama will feature 10 stand-alone episodes based on the short stories of famed sci-fi author Philip K. Dick. Cranston, Timothy Spall, Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong, and Geraldine Chapline also star.
More details from THR:
Amazon has not yet released a premiere date for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, which will air on Channel 4 in the U.K.
Kinnear will star as the caring, easygoing father in “Father Thing,” an episode written and directed by [Michael] Dinner that explores a world under attack by aliens. Enos (The Catch) will star opposite Kinnear as a mother who is being protected by son Charlie (played by Billion’s Jack Gore), who is the first to realize that humans are being replaced by dangerous monsters.
For Buscemi’s part, the Boardwalk Empire alum will play Ed Morris in “Crazy Diamond,” an episode written by The Young Pope‘s Tony Grisoni. Billed as the ultimate comic film noir nightmare, the episode follows Buscemi’s character as he gets wrapped up in an illegal plan with an attractive but synthetic woman.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Philip K. Dick? Will you watch the new TV series?