Amazon’s Electric Dreams Adds Game Of Thrones Star

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Amazon’s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is adding more actors to its lineup, as TVLine reports.

The newest addition to the cast of the anticipated anthology is none other than Rob Stark himself!

Richard Madden will appear in the standalone episode called “The Hood Maker”, which is set in a world without advanced technology. In this world, mutant telepaths are humanity’s only mechanism for long distance communication. But when the public begins to embrace mysterious, telepath-blocking hoods, two detectives with an entangled past are brought in to investigate.

The Game of Thrones star will play Agent Ross – presumably one of the detectives that are brought into the investigation. Joining him in “The Hood Maker” are Holliday Grainger, known for her role in The Borgias, and Anneika Rose from the UK’s Line of Duty.

The episode almost sounds like it could be a parallel universe from Marvel’s X-Men, which makes me even more curious to see the final episode and how they will have adapted the short story by Philip K. Dick. It will also be interesting to see how such a world would function, given how dependent we have become on advanced technology.

The other actors who are involved in other episodes are not so unfamiliar either. We have previously reported that Anna Paquin and Terrence Howard will be joining the Amazon series in the episode “Real Life”, as a policewoman and game designer respectively. Sherlock’s Lara Pulver, as well as Under the Dome’s Rachelle Lefevre are going to join Paquin and Howard too.

Others who will join the series are Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), who is also going to be an executive producer, Mireille Enos (The Catch), Greg Kinnear (Rake) and Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire).

Electric Dreams will be based on the short stories by Philip K. Dick and writers such as Ronald D. Moore (Outlander), Michael Dinner (Justified), Tony Grisoni (The Young Pope) and Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) have adapted the stories for Amazon.

A release date has not been set yet, but we will keep you updated on any news about Amazon’s new anthology series.

Anna Hattingen