9:20am PT by Kate Stanhope
Amazon Picks Up Bryan Cranston-Ron Moore Anthology Series
Bryan Cranston and Amazon are partnering on another series.
The streamer, already home to Cranston's Sneaky Pete, has acquired an anthology series exec produced by the Breaking Bad alum, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
From Sony Television and British broadcast Channel 4, Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams is based on the award-winning short stories by the sci-fi author. Each episode is set to be a standalone segment, adapted and modernized for global audiences by British and American writers. Dick's work includes The Man in the High Castle, A Scanner Darkly and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which became Ridley Scott's hit Blade Runner.
Cranston will exec produce and appear in the 10-part drama, with Outlander's Ron Moore and Michael Dinner (Masters of Sex) writing and exec producing.
James Degus (Sneaky Pete), Isa Dick Hackett (The Man in the High Castle), Kalen Egan (The Man in the High Castle), Christopher Tricarico (The Man in the High Castle), and Maril Davis (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) are also set to exec produce alongside Anonymous Content's David Kanter (The Revenant) and Matt DeRoss (Quarry).
Sony TV, where Cranston has an overall deal, is handling international distribution of the series, which will premiere on Channel 4.
This marks the latest acquisition for Amazon, which has found success with foreign-born series such as romantic comedy Catastrophe, which also airs on Channel 4.
This is also Amazon's second time pulling from the works of Dick, as the company is also home to The Man in the High Castle, which was recently renewed for a third season.