Fans of Black Mirror will love this new show starting on Channel 4 tonight 3 years ago

Fans of Black Mirror will love this new show starting on Channel 4 tonight

TV that gets both the heart and the brain pumping doesn't come along very often.

Black Mirror pulls that off really well by telling some amazing stories in a world like ours, but not exactly ours, and putting an interesting spin on big ideas that'll definitely get you thinking (and talking) for hours afterwards.

Channel 4 have clearly picked up on that mindset too, with their new anthology series Electric Dreams.

Based on the stories of Philip K. Dick - the genius mind behind the likes of Total Recall, Blade Runner and Minority Report - the show will tell ten standalone stories week on week, starting on Sunday 17 September.

The first episode is entitled The Hood Maker, and tells the story of the remains of mankind fighting a group of telepathic mutants in the aftermath of a global cataclysm.

It was directed by Julian Jarrold (Kinky Boots, Red Riding 1974) and stars Game Of Thrones' Richard Madden and The Borgias' Holliday Grainger.

Clip via Channel 4

Looking forward to future episodes, the casts will include the likes of Jack Reynor, Timothy Spall, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Benedict Wong, Steve Buscemi, Liam Cunningham, Ruth Bradley, Vera Farmiga, Janelle Monae, Juno Temple, Greg Kinnear and Bryan Cranston, who also serves as an executive producer on the series.

Meanwhile, behind the camera, the writers and directors of the likes of The Night Manager, Game Of Thrones, Doctor Who, Peaky Blinders, This Is England, Friday Night Lights, Fargo, The Affair, Battlestar Galactica, National Treasure (the Robbie Coltrane one, not the Nicolas Cage one), The Young Pope, Empire, Pacific Rim, Masters Of Sex and Justified are involved.

So... y'know... just about the best writers and directors going.

Electric Dreams kicks off on Channel tonight at 9pm.