Janelle Monae, Steve Buscemi Lead All-Star Cast in First Trailer for ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ (Video)

An all star cast (and we mean all star) leads the first trailer for Amazon's sci-fi anthology series 'Philip K. Dick's

An all star cast (and we mean all star) leads the first trailer for Amazon’s sci-fi anthology series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams,” which debuted at New York Comic-Con Friday.

Each episode is adapted or inspired from a Philip K. Dick Dick story. While the author is best known for stories like “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” (which inspired “Blade Runner”), “Minority Report” and “Man in the High Castle,” he has many lesser known stories that round out his vision about the future.

Some of the ones that’ll be featured in the anthology include “The Hood Maker,” about a world where telepaths are used to eliminate political opponents, “The Commuter,” about a train traveler who insists of the existence of a town not found on any map, and “Autofac,” which concerns a post-apocalyptic future where self-replicating robots are consuming the world’s resources.

Multiple award winners and high-profile names appear throughout the show’s 10 episodes, including but not limited to Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston, Greg Kinnear, Maura Tierney, Janelle Monae, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Liam Cunningham, Richard Madden, Vera Farmiga, Jack Reynor, Essie Davis, Benedict Wong and Geraldine Chaplin.

Some of the writers and directors include Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, Tony Grisoni, Jack Thorne, Matthew Graham, David Farr, Dee Rees and Travis Beacham.

If you’re a fan of the author, you can check out the full trailer above and see if you can point out which stories are represented.

The series premiered on Channel 4 in the U.K. on Sept. 17. It’s set to hit Amazon Video in 2018.

Another film inspired by Dick’s work, “Blade Runner 2049,” is set to hit theaters this weekend.

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