TELE­VI­SION STAR- STUD­DED SCI- FI

Townsville Bulletin - - PLAY - DANIELLE MCGRANE

stream­ing ser­vice Stan has landed stars Steve Buscemi, Ti­mothy Spall and Break­ing Bad’s Bryan Cranston to star in its first in­ter­na­tional orig­i­nal se­ries based on short sto­ries writ­ten by sci- fi nov­el­ist Philip K Dick.

The an­thol­ogy drama se­ries, Philp K Dick’s Elec­tric Dreams, will have 10 stand- alone episodes based on one of his short sto­ries each set in dif­fer­ent worlds.

Dick’s sci- fi short sto­ries have been used as the ba­sis for many films in­clud­ing Blade Run­ner, To­tal Re­call and Mi­nor­ity Re­port.

The se­ries will be cre­ated and writ­ten by Bri­tish and Amer­i­can writ­ers and di­rec­tors, in­clud­ing Cranston, who also serves as the ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer of the se­ries and will star along­side Miss Fisher’s Mur­der Mys­ter­ies star Essie Davis in the episode, Hu­man Is.

Other stars lined up for the se­ries in­clude: Ju­lia Davis ( Love Ac­tu­ally) who ap­pears with Buscemi in the first episode Crazy Di­a­mond, Anna Paquin ( True Blood) and Ter­rence Howard ( Em­pire) for the episode Real Life, Vera Farmiga ( The De­parted) to ap­pear in Kill All Oth­ers, Greg Kin­n­ear ( As Good As It Gets) for Fa­ther Thing, Ti­mothy Spall ( Mr Turner) in The Com­muter, Steve Buscemi ( Board­walk Em­pire) in Crazy Di­a­mond and Bene­dict Wong ( Doc­tor Strange) in Im­pos­si­ble Planet.

Stan has made sev­eral Aus­tralian pro­duc­tions in­clud­ing Wolf Creek and No Ac­tiv­ity but this is its first in­ter­na­tional pro­duc­tion, made in as­so­ci­a­tion with Sony Pic­tures Tele­vi­sion.

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