Casting completed for Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
Casting for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams has been completed with the headliners for the final two episodes now confirmed.
Annalise Basso (Captain Fantastic, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Cold) and Maura Tierney (The Affair, The Good Wife, ER) will star in the episode titled “Safe & Sound.”
Essie Davis (Game of Thrones, The White Princess, The Babadook) will star opposite Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winner and Academy Award nominee Bryan Cranston in the episode titled “Human Is.”
Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones, Clash of the Titans) also appears in “Human Is” as General Olin along with Ruth Bradley (Humans, The Fall) as Yaro.
In Safe and Sound, a small-town girl (Annalise Basso), already gripped with social anxiety, moves to a big futuristic city with her mother (Maura Tierney). 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.
Safe & Sound is written by Kalen Egan (The Man In The High Castle) & Travis Sentell (Believer with Reza Aslan) and directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, Terminator Genisys)
In Human Is, a woman suffering in a loveless marriage (Essie Davis) finds that upon his return from battle, her emotionally abusive husband (Bryan Cranston, Trumbo, All the Way, Breaking Bad) suddenly appears to be a different man - in more ways than one. This episode cuts to the heart of Philip K. Dick’s core concern - what, truly, defines us as human?
Human Is was written by Jessica Mecklenburg (Huff, Stranger Things) and directed by Francesca Gregorini (The Truth About Emanuel, Tanner Hall).
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is a 10-episode sci-fi anthology series featuring pointed, thrilling stand-alone episodes each inspired by Philip K. Dick’s renowned shorts stories as adapted by leading British and American writers including Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), Michael Dinner (Justified), Tony Grisoni (Red Riding, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), Jack Thorne (National Treasure, Skins, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Matthew Graham (Life on Mars, Doctor Who), David Farr (The Night Manager), Dee Rees (Mudbound) and Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim).
The series features an all-star cast including Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, Boss Baby), Greg Kinnear (Heaven is For Real, As Good As It Gets), Mireille Enos (The Catch, The Killing, World War Z), Anna Paquin (True Blood, the X-Men films), Terrence Howard (Empire, Lee Daniel’s The Butler), Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner, Secrets & Lies, The King’s Speech and the Harry Potter films), Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Cinderella), Holiday Grainger (The Finest Hours, Cinderella), Mel Rodriguez (Last Man on Earth, Getting On, Little Miss Sunshine), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel, The Departed), Jack Reynor (Macbeth, Free Fire, Jungle Book), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange, The Martian, Top Boy), Geraldine Chaplin (A Monster Calls, Doctor Zhivago), and Bryan Cranston who also serves as an executive producer on the series.
Commissioned by Channel 4, who will air the series later this year in the for U.K. and by Amazon Prime Video for the U.S., Michael Dinner of Rooney McP Productions is executive producing alongside Isa Dick Hackett, Kalen Egan and Christopher Tricarico of Electric Shepherd Productions, David Kanter and Matt DeRoss of Anonymous Content, Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis of Tall Ship Productions, Bryan Cranston and James Degus of Moonshot Entertainment, Lila Rawlings and Marigo Kehoe of Left Bank Pictures, Don Kurt and Kate DiMento in association with Sony Pictures Television.