'ELECTRIC DREAMS' SF SERIES
JACK REYNOR IN 2ND EPISODE
TV news today, starting with Channel 4 and US Amazon's anthology sf series Phillip K. Dick's ELECTRIC DREAMS which will have ten episodes each with different stars, stories and directors. Jack Reynor and Benedict Wong have been announced as the stars of the second episode, based on Dick's story Impossible Planet.
Written and directed by The Night Manager’s David Farr, it will see them playing two disillusioned, disenchanted and indifferent space tourism employees who take up an elderly woman’s (Geraldine Chaplin) request for a trip back to Earth, the existence of which is a long debunked myth. She appears easily confused, plus she’s rich – so, for the right payment, what’s the harm in indulging her fantasies? However, as their journey unfolds, their scam begins to eat away at them and they ultimately find themselves dealt a bitter sweet surprise. Timothy Spall will lead the Tom Harper directed first episode based on The Commuter story.
'THE MINIATURIST' BBC SERIES
CASTS ANYA TAYLOR JOY, ALEX HASSELL AND ROMOLA GARAI
I've announced this one last year, but now we have the cast: Alex Hassell, Romola Garai and Anya Taylor Joy will star in BBC's period set three part series THE MINIATURIST based on Jessie Burton novel! Set in 1686 Amsterdam it tells the story of Nella (Taylor-Joy) who moves to the city to become the wife of a wealthy merchant. Nella is given a miniature version of her new home, which is furnished by a Miniaturist, whose creations start to reflect real events in the house. She then starts to discover the secrets of the house and its inhabitants including her cold sister-in-law Marin (Garai).
'VERSACE' TV SERIES
RICKY MARTIN AS GAY LOVER
Over at FX it seems they are gathering Latin stars in the cast for their new mini series VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY. The series has now added Ricky Martin under Ryan Murphy's direction. Edgar Ramirez and Penelope Cruz have already been cast in the lead roles.
In its ten episode run VERSACE will examine the shocking July 1997 assassination of Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by sociopath and serial killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss). Ricky Martin will play Versace’s longtime gay partner Antonio D’Amico while Penelope Cruz is set to portray Versace’s sister Donatella.