Amazon Enters the Realm of Sci-Fi Anthology With Electric Dreams
On the heels of the critical success and positive word of mouth of Netflix’s series Black Mirror, which recently launched its fourth season, other streaming content providers have been pushing for their own science-fiction anthology series. Hulu released Dimension 404 in April 2017, CBS has tapped Get Out director Jordan Peele to helm a reboot of The Twilight Zone for the CBS All Access app, and today Amazon enters into the mix with Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (often referred to simply as Electric Dreams).
Originally a planned production between the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 and AMC in the United States, Amazon purchased the rights to air the series in the U.S. in February 2017 when AMC backed out of the deal. The first six episodes aired in the fall of 2017 in the U.K.
Who Is Involved?
The series is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (of 2004’s Battlestar Galactica reboot), Michael Dinner, and Bryan Cranston, who stars in the episode “Human Is.” The 10-episode anthology series is inspired by the short stories of sci-fi author Philip K. Dick. The series takes its title from Dick’s 1968 story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which served as the basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner and 2017’s sequel Blade Runner 2049.
The cast includes such notable actors as Cranston, Benedict Wong, Timothy Spall, Steve Buscemi, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Sam Witwer, and Liam Cunningham, among an array of others.
Check out the official trailer below, or head over to Prime Instant Video and begin streaming Electric Dreams today.