Terrence Howard has signed on to star in the Channel 4 (UK) and Amazon Studios 10-episode sci-fi anthology series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams,” in the episode titled “Real Life” which is written by Ronald D. Moore (“Outlander,” “Battlestar Galactica”) and directed by Jeffrey Reiner (“The Affair,” “Fargo,” “12 Monkeys”).
Howard will play a character named George, a brilliant game designer who shares headspace with co-star Anna Paquin’s Sarah, a policewoman living in the future, as each pursues violent killers whose plans could have shattering consequences. In a race against time, sharing a bond that no one else can see, they learn the very thing that connects them can also destroy them.
Howard joins previously announced cast for the 10-episode anthology series including Timothy Spall, Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong, Geraldine Chaplin, Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear, Mireille Enos and Bryan Cranston, each appearing in different episodes.
“Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” is a 10-episode sci-fi anthology series featuring pointed, thrilling stand-alone episodes each inspired by Philip K. Dick’s renowned shorts stories as adapted by leading British and American writers including Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Outlander”), Michael Dinner (“Justified”), Tony Grisoni (“Red Riding,” “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”), Jack Thorne (“National Treasure,” “Skins,” “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”), Matthew Graham (“Life on Mars,” “Doctor Who”), David Farr (“The Night Manager”), Dee Rees (“Mudbound”) and Travis Beacham (“Pacific Rim”).
Commissioned by Channel 4, who will air the series later this year in the UK, and by Amazon Prime Video for the U.S., Moore and Maril Davis of Tall Ship Productions and Michael Dinner of Rooney McP Productions are executive producing alongside Bryan Cranston and James Degus of Moonshot Entertainment, Isa Dick Hackett, Kalen Egan and Christopher Tricarico of Electric Shepherd Productions, David Kanter and Matt DeRoss of Anonymous Content, Lila Rawlings and Marigo Kehoe of Left Bank Pictures, Don Kurt and Kate DiMento in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Howard can currently be seen headlining Fox TV’s hit series, “Empire.”