Stellar Cast Revealed For 'Electric Dreams', Bryan Cranston's New Philip K. Dick TV Series

Prepare yourself for yet more unmissable TV

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From the 'golden age' of TV ushered in by The Wire and The Sopranos, we now live in the 'gluttonous age' of the small screen, where there are so many epic dramas, 'life-changing' Netflix documentary series and back seasons of Game Of Thrones, it would be a full-time job to keep up with everything the world deems 'unmissable'.

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Even so, forthcoming Channel 4 project Electric Dreams sounds like it might emerge as one of the few you have to make time for, boasting a pedigree even the most weary TV fan can't ignore.

For one thing it is the first time that other great architect of the 'golden age' – Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston – has been lured back to the small screen in any meaningful way. He not only stars, but produces.

For another, it's inspired by the short stories of Philip K. Dick, the sci-fi writer whose work inspired Blade Runner, Minority Report and A Scanner Darkly.

Lastly, the cast of the 10-episode anthology of stand-alone episodes has been finalised, and it's formidable. [Deep breath] Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Greg Kinnear (As Good As It Gets), Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Anna Paquin (True Blood), Vera Farmiga (The Departed), Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Jack Reynor (Macbeth) and Benedict Wong (Top Boy) will all appear.

Obviously inspired by the success of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror, Channel 4 and Amazon Prime are taking a punt on the idea that smartly conceived, one off sci-fi dramas can work, which have the added benefit of not leaving the viewer feeling they have to binge them all in one go to avoid spoilers.

There's no specific release date yet, but it will air in the UK this year. Probably time to finish that latest House Of Cards / The Keepers / Handmaid's Tale binge first. They're all unmissable, don't you know.