August 20, 2017 at 3:34 pm #1202190282
WTF is this cast? Can’t wait.August 20, 2017 at 8:13 pm #1202190409
What a cast. In America, this is an Amazon original series.August 20, 2017 at 11:43 pm #1202190557
This sounds amazing. That cast and crew! Why did AMC pull out?August 20, 2017 at 11:57 pm #1202190564
I don’t have Amazon Prime, shit! They are only 2 or 3 more hit shows away from making me want to get it. I actually read Phillip K. Dick’s short story “The Father-Thing” and it looks like that will be one of the stories that they are adapting! I really hope that do it properly, because I always dreamed that David Lynch would adapt that story as a nice solid short film. Still, as an episode of an anthology, I can only hope that it will satisfy.August 21, 2017 at 9:46 am #1202190950
This has nothing to do with Starz, by the way. I think that the thread is so titled because the linked trailer is from the Australian network Stan.August 21, 2017 at 9:55 am #1202190963
Benedict Wong is having quite to career boost. Marco Polo was cancelled but right before that he was in The Martian and after he was in Doctor Strange, Black Mirror, and now this. Good for him. I’ve always liked him so I hope he continues to get steady work.August 21, 2017 at 9:58 am #1202190968
Isn’t this Amazon? Excited for Janelle Monae, Bryan Cranston and Terrence Howard’s episodes!August 21, 2017 at 10:25 am #1202190979
Isn’t this Amazon? Excited for Janelle Monae, Bryan Cranston and Terrence Howard’s episodes!
I had no idea Monae was in this. I didn’t see her in the trailer. I am a huge fan of her as an actress. I’m 10X more excited for this now! Another opportunity for the Emmys to fix the Oscars being stupid. Spencer getting in over her hurts my heart.August 21, 2017 at 10:51 am #1202190984
Very exciting! Looks great. I wonder how it’ll fare against the inevitable Black Mirror comparisons.September 6, 2017 at 4:37 am #1202205029
The first season premieres 18 September in Australia.September 13, 2017 at 6:00 am #1202211644
Premieres on Sunday and still no reviews? Hm.September 13, 2017 at 6:55 am #1202211667
The first episode of the series, The Hood Maker, will air on Channel 4 on Sunday 17th September, followed by five more episodes broadcast weekly (more or less). The final four stories will be broadcast in early 2018.
Episode 1: The Hood Maker
Cast: Richard Madden, Holliday Grainger, Noma Dumezweni, Anneika Rose
Written by: Matthew Graham
Based on: The Hood Maker by Philip K. Dick
Air date: Sunday 17th September, 9pm Channel 4
Set in a dystopian, 1970s-ish London blighted by limited technology and civil unrest, The Hood Maker follows Agent Ross (Madden) and his telepathic partner Honor (Grainger) as they investigate unrest between the oppressed mindreading “Teeps” and regular humans, while tracking down a mysterious figure making thought-proof hoods.
Episode 2: The Impossible Planet
Cast: Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong, Geraldine Chaplin
Written & Directed by: David Farr
Based on: The Impossible Planet by Philip K. Dick
Air date: Sunday 24th September, 9pm Channel 4
Two bitter space tourism employees (Reynor and Wong) take up a confused old woman’s (Chaplin) request for a trip back to Earth – despite the existence of the planet having now become a long-debunked myth. But as time goes on, their scam takes an unusual turn…
Episode 3: The Commuter
Cast: Timothy Spall, Hayley Squires, Tuppence Middleton
Written by: Jack Thorne
Based on: The Commuter by Philip K. Dick
Air date: Sunday 1st October
A lowly train station employee (Spall) discovers to his great alarm that many commuters are taking a train to an unusual location – a town that shouldn’t exist.
Episode 4: Real Life
Cast: Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Lara Pulver
Written by: Ronald D Moore
Based on: Exhibit Piece by Philip K. Dick
Air date: Sunday 8th October
A policewoman from the future (Paquin) finds herself connected to a brilliant game designer from the present (Howard) through an unusual piece of technology, with the pair hunting violent killers who have devastating plans. But when it turns out their connection could be the end of them both, will they be able to break it?
Episode 5: Crazy Diamond
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Julia Davis, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Joanna Scanlan
Written by: Tony Grisoni
Based on: Sales Pitch by Philip K Dick
Air date: Sunday 15th October
Boat-lover Ed Morris (Buscemi) leads an ordinary life in a sanitised, heavily-controlled world – but when an enticing synthetic woman (Knudsen) tries to get him involved with a daring heist, his life, career and marriage start to crumble around him.
Episode 6: Human Is
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Essie Davis, Liam Cunningham, Ruth Bradley
Written by: Jessica Mecklenburg
Based on: Human Is by Philip K. Dick
Air date: Sunday 29th October
An unhappy woman (Davis) trapped in a loveless marriage with an emotionally abusive husband (Cranston) finds him utterly transformed when he returns from war. But can the changes, however positive, really be so innocent?September 20, 2017 at 9:16 am #1202219336
Has anyone seen the first episode?