Electric Dreams is a bold new sci-fi anthology series of epic and ambitious stand-alone episodes, each inspired by a Philip K. Dick short story, and set in a different and unique world. These pointed, thrilling stories are adapted by leading British and American writers including Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), Michael Dinner (Justified), Tony Grisoni (Red Riding), Jack Thorne (National Treasure), Matthew Graham (Life on Mars), David Farr (The Night Manager), Dee Rees (Mudbound) and Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim).
The series features an all-star cast, including Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Greg Kinnear (As Good As It Gets), Mireille Enos (The Killing), Anna Paquin (True Blood), Terrence Howard (Empire), Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Holliday Grainger (Strike), Mel Rodriguez (The Last Man on Earth), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Jack Reynor (Macbeth), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Geraldine Chaplin (A Monster Calls), and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), who also serves as an executive producer on the series.
The first episode, The Hood Maker, is set sometime in the future in a strangely archaic city. This world is an analogue world, precipitated by the Great Shower; a meteor shower that fried communications, energy conversion and the internet. But this event also created the Teeps: a race of telepathic mutants that are feared and revered in equal measure. A war is coming between Normals and the Teeps – and only Agent Ross (Richard Madden) and a Teep called Honor (Holliday Grainger) can prevent it. But can they suppress their own feelings for each other and stop the war before humanity rips itself apart?
Director: Julian Jarrold
Writer: Matthew Graham
Producer: Lynn Horsford
Executive Producers: Michael Dinner, David Kanter, Matt DeRoss, Isa Hackett, Kalen Egan, Christopher Tricarico, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Bryan Cranston, James Degus, Katie DiMento, Marigo Kehoe, Lila V Rawlings
Production Company: Sony
Electric Dreams: The Hood Maker airs on Sunday 17 September 2017 from 9.00pm-10.10pm on Channel 4.