Since starring in arguably the greatest television drama of all time, Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston has been taking it easy. Not on the big screen, where he’s died in Godzilla (spoiler), died a little inside in the underwhelming Kung Fu Panda 3, and killed it in Trumbo (I assume? No one’s actually seen Trumbo). But on television. Cranston’s mostly done voice work for The Cleveland Show and SuperMansion and produced Amazon’s Sneaky Pete. Now, the Emmy winner is back to prestige projects. All the Way, based on Robert Schenkkan’s well-received play about President Lyndon B. Johnson, premieres later this month, and it was announced today that Cranston will star in the 10-part sci-fi anthology series, Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick.
Electric Dreams will illustrate Dick’s prophetic vision and celebrate the prized sci-fi novelist’s work and each episode will be a standalone drama adapted and contemporized for global audiences by a creative team of U.S. and Brit scribes.
“This is an electric dream come true,” said Cranston. “We are so thrilled to be able to explore and expand upon the evergreen themes found in the incredible work of this literary master.” (Via Variety)
The series, which will premiere on Channel 4 in the UK and distributed elsewhere by Sony Pictures Television, was written by Justified‘s Michael Dinner and Battlestar Galactica‘s Ronald D. Moore. Maybe Cranston can teach Moore what a good series finale looks like.