Amazon has announced the remaining cast for its upcoming TV series, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. Annalise Basso and Maura Tierney will star in the “Safe and Sound” episode, while Essie Davis, Liam Cunningham, and Ruth Bradley are set for, “Human Is.” Bryan Cranston, who also executive produces, will appear in the latter episode, as well.
A ten-part sci-fi anthology series, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams also stars Mireille Enos, Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear, Timothy Spall, Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong, and Geraldine Chaplin. While the drama will stream on Amazon in the US, in UK, it will air on Channel 4.
Here’s more, from Deadline:
In “Safe & Sound,” Basso (Ouija: Origins of Evil) plays a small-town girl, already gripped with social anxiety, who moves to a big, futuristic city with her mother (Tierney, The Affair). Exposed for the first time to urban society’s emphasis on security and terrorist prevention, it isn’t long before her school days are consumed by fear and paranoia. She soon finds guidance and companionship in the most unexpected of places. The episode is written by Kalen Egan & Travis Sentell and directed by Alan Taylor.
“Human Is,” penned by Jessica Mecklenburg and helmed by Francesca Gregorini, follows a woman (Davis, The White Princess) suffering in a loveless marriage. She finds that, upon his return from battle, her emotionally abusive husband (Cranston, Sneaky Pete) suddenly appears to be a different man — in more ways than one. Cunningham (Game of Thrones) plays General Olin, and Bradley (Humans) is Yaro. Amazon notes that the episode cuts to the heart of Philip K. Dick’s core concern: What, truly, defines us as human?
What do you think? How do you like the sound of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams TV show? Do you plan to check it out when it debuts on Amazon and Channel 4?