“During the latest pilot season, Amazon customers made ‘The Man in the High Castle’ our most watched pilot ever,” said Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios. “These new series, including our first docu-series, are some of our most ambitious to date and I’m looking forward to their premieres in the future.”
Based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternative history, “The Man in the High Castle” considers the question of what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. Almost 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 an intriguing tale about life and history as it relates to authentic and manufactured reality. The hour-long dramatic pilot starred Alexa Davalos as Juliana Crain, Luke Kleintank as Joe Blake, Rupert Evans as Frank Frink, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Tagomi, Joel De La Fuente as Inspector Kido, Rufus Sewell as John Smith and DJ Qualls as Ed McCarthy. The pilot was directed by David Semel and written by Frank Spotnitz, 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, and Executive Producers Stewart Mackinnon and Christian Baute of Headline Pictures. In addition, Isa Dick Hackett will executive produce and Kalen Egan will co-executive produce on behalf of Electric Shepherd. Christopher Tricarico is also Executive Producer.
I pulled this announcement off another article. http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/410917-amazon-studios-renews-mozart-in-the-jungle-and-greenlights-three-new-series
I watched this pilot, and it was thrilling. I never even knew this Philip K Dick novel existed. Now I’ll have to see if I can find it .;)
Show won’t be ready for a while, but it’s definitely something to look forward too