Two of science fiction’s greatest minds are joining forces — and one of them is doing so from beyond the grave. OK, I’m being a little dramatic, but legendary writer/producer Ronald D. Moore, who counts Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Battlestar Galactica among his credits, is developing a new limited series for Amazon based on the works of the late Philip K. Dick. The new series, called Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, is being co-developed with Moore by Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and longtime television producer/director Michael Dinner.
The series will consist of ten standalone episodes, each one based upon one of the trailblazing author’s classic short stories. Amazon’s most successful show, The Man in the High Castle, is of course based on one of Dick’s books, as are the films Blade Runner, Minority Report, and Total Recall. The show will be an anthology series in the vein of Black Mirror, and Cranston — who is executive producing — will star in one of the episodes.
No word yet on which of Dick’s stories the series will feature (though judging from its title, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? seems like a safe bet), or when the show will premiere, but the mere confirmation that Moore is adapting Dick’s work is reason enough for any sci-fi fan to get excited.