The 10-part anthology series, Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. DICk, is an original drama series based on short stories written by the award-winning sci-fi novelist and adapted by a team of British and American writers.

Written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and Michael Dinner (Justified, Masters of Sex), Breaking Bad star Cranston will act as both executive producer and star of the series.

The Trumbo star said in a statement: "This is an electric dream come true. We are so thrilled to be able to explore and expand upon the evergreen themes found in the incredible work of this literary master."

Each episode is set to be a standalone drama, with the series aiming to both bring to life the cult novelist’s prophetic vision and celebrate the long-lasting appeal of his works, which include the critically acclaimed 2015 Amazon series The Man in the High Castle, and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, better known as Ridley Scott's 1982 hit movie Blade Runner.

It was Cranston's work in another cult sci-fi series that landed him the career-making role of Walter White in Breaking Bad. The 60-year-old appeared in the 1998 X-Files episode Drive in which he played an unlikable racist whom Mulder (David Duchovny) had to drive West to prevent him from dying. Despite playing a nasty piece of work, by the end of the episode the audience felt sorry for him and his plight - the same kind of empathy Vince Gilligan, a then X-Files writer and creator of Breaking Bad, wanted audiences to feel for Walter White.

Electric Dreams was commissioned for Channel 4 and will be made by Sony Pictures Television. The drama will premiere on Channel 4 in the U.K. and will be distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television.