Channel 4 announces further casting for Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
Filming continues in London for the anthology series Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, with the episode “Impossible Planet” going into production this week.
Jack Reynor (Macbeth, Free Fire, Jungle Book) and Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange, The Martian, Top Boy), lead the cast of “Impossible Planet” as two disillusioned, disenchanted and indifferent space tourism employees who take up an elderly woman’s (Geraldine Chaplin, A Monster Calls, Doctor Zhivago) request for a trip back to Earth… the existence of which is a long-debunked myth. She appears easily confused, plus she’s rich – so, for the right payment, what’s the harm in indulging her fantasies? As the journey unfolds, however, their scam begins to eat away at them and they ultimately find themselves dealt a bittersweet surprise.
Also featured in “Impossible Planet” are Justin Butcher (Let Me Go), BAFTA-winner Georgina Campell (Broadchurch, Flowers), Bekka Bowling (Loaded, Quacks), Christopher Staines (Wolf Hall, Mrs. Dalloway), and Malik Ibheis (Silent Witness).
Written and directed by David Farr (The Night Manager, Hanna, McMafia), the episode is based on the short story “The Impossible Planet” by Philip K. Dick.
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is a 10-episode sci-fi anthology series featuring pointed, thrilling stand-alone episodes each inspired by Philip K. Dick’s renowned shorts stories as adapted by leading British and American writers including Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), Michael Dinner (Justified), Tony Grisoni (Red Riding, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), Jack Thorne (National Treasure, Skins, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Matthew Graham (Life on Mars, Doctor Who), David Farr (The Night Manager), Dee Rees (Mudbound) and Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim).
Commissioned by Channel 4, who will air the series later this year in the for U.K. and by Amazon Prime Video for the U.S., Moore and Maril Davis of Tall Ship Productions and Michael Dinner of Rooney McP Productions are executive producing alongside Bryan Cranston and James Degus of Moonshot Entertainment, Isa Dick Hackett, Kalen Egan and Christopher Tricarico of Electric Shepherd Productions, David Kanter and Matt DeRoss of Anonymous Content, Lila Rawlings and Marigo Kehoe of Left Bank Pictures, Don Kurt and Kate DiMento in association with Sony Pictures Television.
April 7, 2017 6:17am ET by Channel 4