Anna Paquin and Terrence Howard join Electric Dreams

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True Blood star Anna Paquin and Empire actor Terrence Howard have joined Channel 4's 10-part sci-fi anthology series Electric Dreams, based on the short stories of Philip K Dick.

The pair will star in the episode 'Real Life', which follows Sarah (Paquin), a policewoman living in the future who shares headspace with game designer George (Howard), as they each pursue violent killers in a race against time.

The episode is written by Ronald D Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and directed by Jeffrey Reiner (The Affair, Fargo).

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'Real Life' also stars Lara Pulver (Sherlock), Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight), Jacob Vargas (Luke Cage, Sons of Anarchy), Sam Witwer (Once Upon a Time, Being Human), and Guy Burnet (Hollyoaks).

Previously, Steve Buscemi was confirmed to star in the second episode of the series 'Crazy Diamond', written by Tony Grisoni and directed by National Treasure's Marc Munden.

Joining Buscemi are Sidse Babett Knudsen (Westworld), Julia Davis (Black Mirror, Gavin & Stacey, Love Actually), Joanna Scanlan (Bridget Jones's Baby), Lucian Msamati (Taboo, Game of Thrones) and Michael Socha (This Is England).

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Greg Kinnear has also been announced as the lead of the third episode 'Father Thing', written and directed by Justified's Michael Dinner.

Last month, Timothy Spall was confirmed to be starring in the first episode of Electric Dreams, 'The Commuter', which follows an unassuming train station employee who discovers that a number of commuters are going to a town that shouldn't exist.

The series is set to be broadcast on Channel 4 later this year in the UK and by Amazon in the US.

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