However, this isn’t the last episode of Electric Dreams, or even of this particular series, with four more episodes in the pipeline due to come to the broadcaster at some point early next year.
At the time of writing Channel 4 has given no further release date information, but we do know some details of the remaining episodes in Electric Dreams’ split first series, as you can read below.
Kill All Others
Cast includes: Mel Rodriguez, Vera Farmiga
Written by: Dee Rees, who also directs the episode
Based on: The Hanging Stranger by Philip K. Dick
Air date: TBC
After a politician (Farmiga) makes a shocking statement encouraging violence, a man is apparently murdered and left hanging from a lamppost. Mysteriously ignored by passersby, only one man (Rodriguez) questions the situation, making himself an instant target as dark forces close in.
Cast includes: Juno Temple, Janelle Monae
Written by: Pacific Rim and Clash of the Titans’ Travis Beacham
Based on: Autofac by Philip K. Dick
Human society has collapsed, and a vast, automatic factory keeps humanity oppressed after deciding that freedom of choice and free will only delay consumption of its products. A small band of rebels (including Temple and Monae) are all that stand in the factory’s way – but when they resolve to destroy it, they may find that they’re the perfect consumers after all.
Safe and Sound
Cast includes: Annalise Basso, Maura Tierney
Written by: The Man in the High Castle’s Kalen Egan and Travis Sentell
Based on: Foster You’re Dead by Philip K. Dick
An anxious small-town girl (Basso) moves to an enormous futuristic city with her mother (Maura Tierney), and finds her days gripped by fear and paranoia in a society obsessed with security and terrorist prevention. However, she soon finds some comfort from an unexpected source.
Cast includes: Greg Kinnear, Jack Gore, Mireille Enos
Written by: Michael Dinner
Based on: The Father-Thing by Philip K. Dick
As aliens quietly invade Earth by replacing individual humans, only a young boy (Gore) realises that his father (Kinnear) has become a dangerous monster. Desperate to protect his mother (Enos) and the human race in general, he must make terrible decisions to save them all.
So if you were hankering for yet more Electric Dreams, fear not – you don’t have to wake up to a world without creepy sci-fi quandaries after all.
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams will return to Channel 4 in early 2018