Channel 4’s Electric Dreams gets first trailer

Get a first look at the strange sci-fi series.

A trailer for the upcoming sci-fi series Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams has been leaked.

The series, which acts as a sci-fi anthology (in a similar vein to Netflix's Black Mirror), will adapt various stories from legendary sci-fi author Philip K. Dick, who's responsible for classics such as Blade Runner, Minority Report and Total Recall.

The first season will consist of 10 episodes - each one based on one of Dick's short stories.

Electric Dreams is due to a star an array of talents from films and TV, including Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston (who is also an executive producer), Terrence Howard, Anna Paquin and British actor Timothy Spall.

The trailer gives us a snapshot of what we can expect, including a creepy robot roaming around a spaceship, a pig-man tucking into some berries and a little boy claiming that his mum is an alien.

The trailer was originally uploaded by Australian streaming service Stan (which will host the show in Australia) but was taken down, presumably meaning it was put up too early.

Electric Dreams is a co-production between Channel 4 and Sony Pictures, with Channel 4 airing it in the UK and Amazon taking over the duties in the US.

The show has been created after Netflix found a huge amount of success with its new Black Mirror series, from writer and TV critic Charlie Brooker. 

Philip K. Dick's stories have persistently been mined for TV and film adaptations, with a sequel to one of the most famous, Blade Runner, due to hit cinemas later this year.

Amazon's Original series The Man in the High Castle was one of the more recent adaptations, foreseeing an alternative world in which the Axis won the Second World War.

Justified's Michael Dinner and Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore have teamed up help create the show, giving it a fair amount of TV pedigree. 

Whilst no release date has been set for the series, reports claim it will hit TVs later on this year.

Source: The Verge

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