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'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston to appear in new Channel 4 drama

'Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick' is based on sci-fi writer's short stories

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Bryan Cranston will produce and star in a new Channel 4 series based on the short stories of sci-fi novelist Philip K. Dick.

Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick is a ten part series which will focus on a different story each week.

In a press release accompanying the news, each episode is described as being "a sharp, thrilling standalone drama adapted and contemporised for global audiences by a creative team of British and American writers."

The series will be written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and Michael Dinner (Justified, Masters of Sex), with Cranston (Trumbo, Breaking Bad) both executive producing and appearing in the series.

The drama will premiere on Channel 4 in the UK and will be distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television.

Bryan Cranston said; "This is an electric dream come true. We are so thrilled to be able to explore and expand upon the evergreen themes found in the incredible work of this literary master."

“As a long-time fan of Philip K. Dick’s work, it’s a tremendous honour and thrill to be part of this series,” said Ronald D. Moore. “His short stories are a treasure-trove of material for artists to draw from and I think this will be a very exciting project.”

Philip K. Dick has a long history of seeing his novels adapted for the screen with Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report all having been turned into films while TV series The Man In The High Castle debuted on Amazon Prime in 2015.

Bryan Cranston played Walter White on the acclaimed drama Breaking Bad. He went on to be Oscar-nominated for his role in Trumbo and will be next seen playing former US President Lyndon B. Johnson in TV movie All The Way.

Channel 4 recently lost another sci-fi anthology series when Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror went to Netflix.

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