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Amazon Picks Up Ronald D. Moore And Bryan Cranston's Electric Dreams

Ronald D. Moore and Bryan Cranston

Philip K. Dick is having another moment. The late speculative fiction author's work is the fuel for The Man In The High Castle on TV, and in cinema, Blade Runner 2049 is on its way. And now, after some development stumbles, the anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is back on track at Amazon, with Bryan Cranston and Ronald D. Moore still involved.

The show, which will draw from short stories by the award-scooping writer, was originally commissioned by Channel 4 in May. But despite the company's plan to co-produce the show with US network AMC, the latter dropped out before the thumbs up was given. Now, though, Amazon – which had been close to picking it up before – will take part and carry the series in the States.

Cranston, who is also a producer, will star in one episode, while Battlestar Galactica/Outlander's Moore is serving as one of the main writers alongside Michael Dinner, a veteran of shows such as Justified and the Cranston-involved Sneaky Pete (which also happens to be an Amazon show... it's all connected!)

Other writers involve include Tony Grisoni, Jack Thorne, Dee Rees, Matthew Graham and Travis Beacham.

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