Amazon shoots The Man in the High Castle TV series.

November 11, 2014 | By | Reply More

Amazon today announced their 2015 lineup scheduled to debut on Amazon Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany, and rather interestingly, it includes The Man in the High Castle. Based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo-winning 1962 alternative history novel, The Man in the High Castle TV series considers the question of what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. Some 20 years after that loss, the United States and much of the world has now been split between Japan and Germany, the major hegemonic states. But the tension between these two powers is mounting, and this stress is playing out in the western U.S. Through a collection of characters in various states of posing (spies, sellers of falsified goods, others with secret identities), The Man in the High Castle provides a tale about life and history as it relates to authentic and manufactured reality.

Phillip K. Dick “The Man in the High Castle by Scott Dutton/Catspaw Dynamics via www.catspawdynamics.com

Phillip K. Dick “The Man in the High Castle

Picture sourced: www.catspawdynamics.com/the-man-in-the-high-castle-by-philip-k-dick/ and by Scott Dutton/Catspaw Dynamics (concept art for the novel).

The hour-long pilot stars Alexa Davalos (Mob City) as Juliana Crain, Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars) as Joe Blake, Rupert Evans (The Village) as Frank Frink, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat Legacy) as Tagomi, Joel De La Fuente (Hemlock Grove) as Inspector Kido, Rufus Sewell (Eleventh Hour) as John Smith and DJ Qualls (Z Nation) as Ed McCarthy. The pilot is directed by David Semel (Madam Secretary, Heroes) and written by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), both serving as Executive Producers. Also executive producing are Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker, with co-executive producer Jordan Sheehan of Scott Free Productions (The Good Wife, The Andromeda Strain), and Executive Producers Stewart Mackinnon and Christian Baute of Headline Pictures (The Invisible Woman).

In addition, Isa Dick Hackett will executive produce and Kalen Egan will co-executive produce on behalf of Electric Shepherd (The Adjustment Bureau). Christopher Tricarico (May in the Summer) is also Executive Producer. Amazon Studios most recently debuted a second season of the Garry Trudeau political comedy Alpha House. Launched in 2010 as a new way to develop feature films and episodic series—one that’s open to ideas from creators around the world. Anyone can upload a script online and Amazon Studios will read and review all submissions. Those who choose to make their projects public can also receive feedback from the Amazon Studios community.

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