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Electric Dreams: The Hood Maker
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A new series of dystopian one-offs aims to fill the hole left when Black Mirror moved to Netflix. Channel 4 has specialised in this sort of disquieting sci-fi (Utopia and Humans were in roughly the same vein), and
begins with the kind of dark fable that leaves you longing for a gasp of fresh air and the real world.
Adapted from one of Philip K Dick’s visionary short stories, The Hood Maker takes us to a future that feels like the past. We’re in a grungey, low-tech city of slums, concrete and 1970s cars, where tension is growing between Normals and Teeps, the latter a race of mutant telepaths whose grapevine acts as a kind of human internet.
Agent Ross (Richard Madden) is assigned to work with a Teep called Honor (Holliday Grainger) to trace the origin of some dangerous new contraband: linen hoods that block telepathy. From there we follow a moody parable about trust, prejudice and surveillance, skilfully adapted by Matthew Graham of Life on Mars fame.
Sci-fi anthology series featuring stories based on the works of Philip K Dick. The first story is set in a strangely archaic future city, following a devastating meteor shower that has wiped out much of the world's technology. The cataclysm has also led to the development of a breed of telepathic mutants, and as tensions arise between the new race of `teeps' and the remnants of humanity, war seems inevitable. The only hope of stopping the conflict falls with a human (Ross) and a teep (Honor) struggling to suppress their feelings for one another.
Cast & Crew
Senior Agent Okhile
Dr Thaddeus Cutter
Second lobby teep
Lila V Rawlings
Ronald D Moore
Full Episode Guide
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