Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

NYCC 2017: Amazon Releases 'Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams' Trailer

NYCC 2017: Amazon Releases 'Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams' Trailer

Amazon is really looking to makes Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, its upcoming scifi anthology series, more cinematic than episodic.

"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.

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.

Amazon already has a Philip K. Dick show in its adaptation of Man in the High Castle, which is headed into its third season.

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Basically, prepare yourself for more tech-inspired nightmares when Electric Dreams debuts on Amazon Prime Video in 2018 - we honestly can't wait. From 5 to 5000 years in the future, each story in the anthology will question what it means to be human in uniquely ambitious, grounded, yet fantastical worlds. The cast includes Bryan Cranston, Maura Tierney, Steve Buscemi, Janelle Monae, Mireille Enos, Anna Paquin, Liam Cunningham, Richard Madden, Vera Farmiga, Greg Kinnear and Terrence Howard.

Given that the market is now quite saturated with sci-fi projects, it remains to be seen whether or not Electric Dreams will be able to draw in a sizable audience, especially as competitors like Hulu and Netflix continue to roll out their own originals.

Dinner explained each episode has different writers and directors, and they were given creative freedom to take the short stories and interpret them in whatever way they saw fit. Bryan Cranston, who is also an executive producer on the series, appears as a man transformed by some mysterious experience. What is your favorite Philip K. Dick story?

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