TELEVISION STAR- STUDDED SCI- FI
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.