"The future is still human", the trailer announces, and it's giving us definite Black Mirror vibes, with futuristic buildings, artificial intelligence, mind-altering "vacation" patches, dreamlike scenery, and plenty of human emotion.
Synopsis: Based on various writings from author Philip K. Dick, Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams will consist of ten standalone episodes, each set in a different and unique world-some which lay in the far reaches of the universe and time, and others which are much, much closer to home.
He also produced a series of short stories, which have inspired the TV anthology series adapted by leading British and American writers and directors. While the stories may be worlds apart, central to each is the poignant and warm exploration of the importance and significance of humanity.
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Electric Dreams continues tonight (Sunday, October 8) at 9pm on Channel 4. Executive producer (and Philip K. Dick's daughter) Isa Dick Hackett said she felt this was the best way to approach Dick's short stories, which she called "the gems of his ideas", in a way that both honored his work but also made the messages relatable to a modern audience.
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Multiple award winners and high-profile names appear throughout the show's 10 episodes, including but not limited to Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston, Greg Kinnear, Maura Tierney, Janelle Monae, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Liam Cunningham, Richard Madden, Vera Farmiga, Jack Reynor, Essie Davis, Benedict Wong and Geraldine Chaplin.
The trailer starts off with characteristic Phillip K Dick sentiment - we think "we know everything, down to the molecules and atoms of existence, but here" - in these stories - "there will always be mystery".