Best known for playing “The Woman” Irene Adler in Sherlock, Lara Pulver will join the cast for anthology series Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick.
The new series will be executive produced by Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston alongside Battlestar Galactica‘s Ronald D. Moore and appear on Channel 4 in the UK.
According to Variety, the actress will appear in one of the 10 episodes that will comprise the sci-fi series. We already know, for example, that episode 2 of which will be written by David Farr (The Night Manager) and be based on the story The Impossible Planet. Cranston himself, Terrence Howard (Iron Man, Empire) and Anna Paquin (X-Men, True Blood) are slated to appear in other episodes.
The Transatlantic production, funded by Amazon and Sony Pictures follows on the heels of the streaming services success with Dick adaptation The Man In The High Castle, and will utilise British and American writers to adapt the sci-fi writer’s ideas for TV. Each episode will present a standalone story, with no overt narrative thread to join them.
Further to the success of High Castle, Dick – often the go-to source for sci-fi inspiration – is having another high-profile year on-screen. Soon we will see the long-awaited follow up to Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049. The original, of course, having been based on his story Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, as the title of this series is.
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