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Amazon and Channel 4’s upcoming anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is rounding out its cast.
Mireille Enos, Greg Kinnear and Steve Buscemi have boarded the sci-fi drama, which consists of 10 stand-alone episodes. Enos and Kinnear will star in “Father Thing,” while Buscemi will be in “Crazy Diamond.”
The Sony Pictures Television-produced series — which counts Bryan Cranston, Outlander‘s Ron Moore and Sneaky Pete‘s Michael Dinner as executive producers — was picked up by the streamer in February.
The trio join previously announced castmembers Cranston, Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Jack Reynor (Jungle Book), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange) and Geraldine Chapline (A Monster Calls).
Kinnear will star as the caring, easygoing father in “Father Thing,” an episode written and directed by Dinner that explores a world under attack by aliens. Enos (The Catch) will star opposite Kinnear as a mother who is being protected by son Charlie (played by Billion’s Jack Gore), who is the first to realize that humans are being replaced by dangerous monsters.
For Buscemi’s part, the Boardwalk Empire alum will play Ed Morris in “Crazy Diamond,” an episode written by The Young Pope‘s Tony Grisoni. Billed as the ultimate comic film noir nightmare, the episode follows Buscemi’s character as he gets wrapped up in an illegal plan with an attractive but synthetic woman.
Based on the award-winning short stories by the prolific author, Electric Dreams is being adapted for television by American and British 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 (also an Amazon series), A Scanner Darkly and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which became Ridley Scott’s hit Blade Runner.
Kinnear is with WME; Buscemi is with WME and Gotham Group. Enos is repped by CAA, Gartner/Green Entertainment and attorney Mitch Smelkinson.
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