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If Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams Goes on for Years, We Could See the Same Story Adapted Over Again

7 October 2017

From i09:

Amazon already has a Philip K. Dick show in its adaptation of Man in the High Castle, which is headed into its third season. But Amazon also has an anthology series based on Dick’s work coming up, called Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. And the executive producers feel like they could adapt the same story more than one time over the years.

In a press even after the panel, executive producer David Kanter said that they sent out packets of short stories to the writers they were approaching, and that everyone pretty much naturally gravitated to different ones, finding things they wanted to focus on. “At some point in the future, should we be so lucky to continue on, some of the stories could be retold,” Kanter said. “Some could be re-adapted by different people and they would be amazing to see from the point of view of how writers and directors work to do that. To take the same source material and have, five years from now, season one’s ‘Human Is’ and season five’s ‘Human Is.’”

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3 Comments to “If Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams Goes on for Years, We Could See the Same Story Adapted Over Again”

  1. I wish I could say it was refreshing to see Hollywood admit creative bankruptcy in advance. But really, that’s already what they do every time they announce that they’ll be doing a remake.

  2. ::headdesk:: … ** gets up and walks out of the room**

  3. I never understood the fascination with PKD. But he wrote something like 150 stories, according to his ISFDB page. I guess Hollywood is so creatively bankrupt they can’t find anything else in his work to parasitize.

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