Tales of the fu­ture!

Richard Mad­den stars in the first of a new drama se­ries based on Philip K Dick’s sci-fi short sto­ries…

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The dystopian sto­ries of sci-fi au­thor Philip K Dick have long in­spired film­mak­ers, giv­ing us such clas­sics as Blade Run­ner, To­tal Re­call, Mi­nor­ity Re­port, plus hit Ama­zon se­ries The Man in The High Cas­tle.

Now, 35 years after his death, C4 is bring­ing more of his tales to the small screen in a 10-part se­ries, start­ing with this week’s episode, The Hood Maker.

Set in a fu­ture world with­out ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy and the in­ter­net, the dark drama fol­lows mu­tant telepaths, aka ‘teeps’, whose mind-read­ing abil­i­ties are be­ing used by the gov­ern­ment – much to the anger of the pub­lic.


But when peo­ple be­gin re­ceiv­ing hoods that can block tele­pathic pow­ers, a hot­shot de­tec­tive, Agent Ross (Richard Mad­den), is teamed up with a teep, the mys­te­ri­ous Honor (Hol­l­i­day Grainger), and sent to in­ves­ti­gate. Who is send­ing the hoods and why are they such a threat?

Other big names set to ap­pear in the much-an­tic­i­pated se­ries in­clude Board­walk Em­pire star Steve Buscemi and Break­ing Bad’s Bryan Cranston.

‘It’s a strange and in­trigu­ing world,’ says for­mer Game of Thrones star Richard.

‘The gov­ern­ment has passed a bill that al­lows teeps to force-read peo­ple with­out per­mis­sion, so the pub­lic are at break­ing point and the hoods be­come very rel­e­vant, very quickly.’

Mu­tant telepath…

Honor (cen­tre) as­sists Agent Ross

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