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13/05/2016

C4 And Sony Partner Up For New Series On Philip K. Dick Stories

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Channel 4 and Sony Pictures Television have announced they are partnering on a hugely ambitious original drama series based on the short stories written by award-winning Sci-Fi novelist Philip K. Dick.

The ten-part anthology series, Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick, will be written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and Michael Dinner (Justified, Masters of Sex), with Oscar nominated Bryan Cranston (Trumbo, Breaking Bad) both executive producing and appearing in the series.

Each episode will be a sharp, thrilling standalone drama adapted and contemporised for global audiences by a creative team of British and American writers. The series will both illustrate Philip K. Dick's prophetic vision and celebrate the enduring appeal of the prized Sci-Fi novelist's work.

The drama will premiere on Channel 4 in the UK and will be distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television.

Commenting on the new commission, Bryan Cranston said: "This is an electric dream come true. We are so thrilled to be able to explore and expand upon the evergreen themes found in the incredible work of this literary master."

"As a long-time fan of Philip K. Dick's work, it's a tremendous honour and thrill to be part of this series," Ronald D. Moore, added. "His short stories are a treasure-trove of material for artists to draw from and I think this will be a very exciting project."

Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt also said: "Philip K. Dick's short stories have shaped iconic Hollywood films from Blade Runner to Minority Report. Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K Dick will adapt and modernise his singular vision for a TV audience. We are thrilled to be partnering with the talented team at Sony Pictures Television on an anthology series that brings together global stars of the calibre of Bryan Cranston and Ronald D. Moore."

The series was commissioned for Channel 4 by Jay Hunt, Piers Wenger and Simon Maxwell and will be made by Sony Pictures Television. Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis (Tall Ship Productions) are executive producing with Moore also serving as writer. Michael Dinner (Rooney McP Productions) is writing and executive producing.

Also executive producing are Bryan Cranston and James Degus (Moonshot Entertainment), Isa Dick Hackett, Kalen Egan and Christopher Tricarico (Electric Shepherd Productions), as well as David Kanter and Matt DeRoss (Anonymous Content Entertainment).

(MH)
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