Is this all just a dream?
In first trailer for Amazon’s “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams,” one character muses on that very question: “I dreamt you and I think maybe you dreamt me too.” The 10-episode sci-fi anthology series is based on Dick’s collection of writing. Much like “Black Mirror,” each “Electric Dreams” episode tells a unique story starring different actors.
The heavyweight cast includes Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston, Greg Kinnear, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Maura Tierney, Janelle Monae, Richard Madden, Liam Cunningham, Vera Farmiga, Juno Temple, Essie Davis, Benedict Wong, and Jacob Vargas.
Dick wrote many seminal works, including the novel that inspired “Blade Runner” (which has a new sequel in “Blade Runner 2049”), “Minority Report,” and “The Man in the High Castle.” His stories tend to take place in a dystopian future in which humans lived uneasily with advanced technology.
“Electric Dreams” is slated to stream on Amazon sometime in 2018.