The sci-fi anthology series inspired by Philip K Dick’s short stories is back. Here’s how to watch it, what to expect and who’s in the cast…
What time is it on TV?
Electric Dreams concludes on Monday 19th March at 10pm on Channel 4.
Here are the details of the latest episodes in Electric Dreams’ split first series, as you can read below.
The new episode airing this week is…
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
After a politician (Farmiga) makes a shocking statement encouraging violence, a man is apparently murdered and left hanging from a billboard. Mysteriously ignored by passersby, only one man (Rodriguez) questions the situation, making himself an instant target as dark forces close in.
The other three new episodes were…
Father Thing (aired 26 February)
- 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.
- 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.