What occurs when society has collapsed, you are caught as a cog in society’s consumerism wheel, and also you determine sufficient’s sufficient? You flip to Janelle Monáe, apparently.
On this sneak peek of Amazon Prime’s upcoming anthology collection Philip Okay. Dick’s Electrical Goals, unique to E! information, the singer and Hidden Figures star makes her otherworldly arrival as Alice, a pleasant consultant of Autofac, the automated product-manufacturing firm that is maintaining Juno Temple‘s Emily and the remainder of humanity trapped on this consumerism loop.
Stepping out of her spaceship, coated in resplendent silver steel, she makes her introduction: “Hi there, I am Alice. I perceive you people are having points with our providers. How can I assist?” So, she is available in peace, proper? We’ll see about that.
The episode, entitled “Autofac,” tells the story of a world the place this large manufacturing unit continues to function in line with the ideas of consumerism, with people consuming merchandise to be joyful. As a way to devour constantly, they should be denied freedom of selection and free will. When a small band of rebels, together with Temple’s Emily, determine to close down the issue, they uncover they could truly be the proper customers in spite of everything. Jay Paulson and David Lyons additionally seem within the episode alongside Temple and Monae.
Based mostly on the works of prolific sci-fi author Philip Okay. Dick, the anthology collection is comprised of 10 standalone episodes, every based mostly on considered one of Dick’s tales. Produced by Sony Photos Tv with Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner and Bryan Cranston as government producers, Philip Okay. Dick’s Electrical Goals options an all-star forged that additionally contains Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Steve Buscemi, Maura Tierney, Greg Kinnear and Cranston himself.
The anthology collection, which started airing within the UK final fall, will probably be accessible to stream in full on Friday, Jan. 12 on Amazon Prime.