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Vera Farmiga Joins Amazon’s Sci-Fi Anthology Series ‘PHILIP K. DICK’S ELECTRIC DREAMS’

May 24, 2017

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Bates Motel star Vera Farmiga has joined Amazon and Channel 4’s upcoming science-fiction anthology series of PHILIP K. DICK’S ELECTRIC DREAMS. 

From Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, Bryan Cranston and Sony Pictures TV, the series is based on the short tories by the award-winning novelist. It will air alter this year in the UK and will launch on Amazon Prime in the US.

Farmiga will lead the episode “Kill All Others”. In it, a man hangs dead from a lamppost, apparently murdered and inexplicably ignored by a passersby, after a politician (Farmiga) makes a shocking statement encouraging violence. When one man dares to question the situation he becomes an instant target.

Written and directed by Dee Rees, this episode will also star Mel Rodriguez as the extraordinarily average Philbert Noyce, Jason Michell as Lenny, and Glenn Morshower as Ed, his co-workers, and Sarah Baker as Philbert’s wife Maggie Noyce.

Each episode is a standalone and is inspired by Dick’s short stories and adapted by British and American writers including Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, Tony Grisoni, Jason Thorne, Matthew Graham, David Farr, Dee Rees, and Travis Beacham.

The series features an all-star cast including Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear, Mireille Enos, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Timothy Spall, Richard Madden, Holiday Grainger, Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong, Geraldine Chaplin, and Cranston, who also executive produces.

Moore and Marie Davis of Tall Ship Productions and Michael Dinner of Rooney McP Productions executive produce with 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.

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