5:00am PT by Bryn Sandberg
'Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams' Adds Anna Paquin and Terrence Howard
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams is continuing to round out its cast.
The upcoming Amazon and Channel 4 anthology series, which consists of 10 stand-alone episodes, has added Anna Paquin and Terrence Howard. The pair will star in an episode of the sci-fi drama called "Real Life," written by Outlander's Ronald D. Moore and directed by The Affair's Jeffrey Reiner.
Paquin will play Sarah, a policewoman living in the future who shares headspace with George (Howard), a brilliant game designer as each pursue violent killers whose plans could have shattering consequences. In a race against time, sharing a bond that no one else can see, they learn the very thing that connects them can also destroy them.
The episode will also star Rachelle Lefevre (Under The Dome), Lara Pulver (Sherlock), Jacob Vargas (Luke Cage), Sam Witwer (Once Upon A Time) and Guy Burnet (Hand of God). The Sony Pictures-produced drama counts Bryan Cranston among its executive producers.
Howard and Paquin join previously announced cast that includes Cranston, Mireille Enos, Greg Kinnear, Steve Buscemi, Timothy Spall, Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong and Geraldine Chaplin.
Based on the award-winning short stories by the author, Electric Dreams is being adapted for television by writers such as Pacific Rim's Travis Beacham, Mudbound's Dee Rees and National Treasure's Jack Thorne. Dick's other novels include The Man in the High Castle (another Amazon series), A Scanner Darkly and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which became Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner.
Paquin is best known for starring in the X-Men franchise, along with her role in True Blood. She's repped by WME, Brillstein and Jason Sloane. Howard, who currently stars in Fox's Empire, is repped by CAA.