Amazon sets January premiere date for Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

Amazon is going to kick off the new year with Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams. Deadline reports that the streamer has set a Jan. 12 premiere date for the 10-episode anthology series, which is currently airing on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom.

The show was picked up by Amazon after AMC dropped it from their development process. The series is based on the works of Dick, the prolific science fiction author responsible for stories like Ubik, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep?, and The Minority Report. His novel The Man in the High Castle was adapted for Amazon in 2015 and has already renewed for a third season.

Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, who co-created Amazon's Sneaky Pete, executive produces the series alongside Outlander's Ronald D. Moore and The Wonder Years' Michael Dinner. Writers for the show include Moore, Dinner, Dee Rees (Bessie), Tony Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Matthew Graham (Doctor Who), David Farr (The Night Manager), and Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans)

Cranston will also make an appearance in the show's sixth episode, titled "Human Is." Other actors for the series include Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Rachelle Lefevre, Liam Cunningham, Steve Buscemi, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Timothy Spall, Tuppence Middleton, Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong, Richard Madden, Paul Ritter, Sam Witwer, Greg Kinnear, Vera Farmiga, Mel Rodriguez, Janelle Monae, Juno Temple, and Richard McCabe.

"We're excited to share the fantastical world of Philip K. Dick as it's never been experienced before," said Brad Beale, Vice President of Worldwide TV Content Acquisition for Amazon Prime Video, in a statement. "With the combined creative genius behind this series, as well as the stellar cast and visually compelling locations, every episode of this sci-fi anthology is sure to be an entertaining experience for our Prime members."