Amazon’s foray into original content continues with their pilot based on Philip K. Dick’s The Man In The High Castle, which has cast Chronicles Of Riddick‘s Alexa Davalos in the lead.
Deadline reports that Davalos (Mob City, The Mist) will be playing Juliana in the pilot from X-Files producer Frank Spotnitz and Ridley Scott’s company Scott Free, and joins Luke Kleitank (Pretty Little Liars), who’ll be playing the male lead.
The pilot will adapt the novel about “set in 1962 and explores an alternative reality in which Nazi Germany and Japan won World War II and occupy the United States, with the East Coast controlled by the Nazis and the West Coast owned by Japan, and a chunk of the Midwest still up for grabs.”
Davalos’ Juliana is described as living “in Japanese-occupied San Francisco. She is fascinated by Japanese culture and has mastered the art of aikido, but her personal state of truce with the Empire Of Japan stops forever when her half sister Trudy is shot dead in front of her eyes by a Japanese soldier. Entrusted by Trudy with a black satchel containing a vital pro- Resistance propaganda film, Juliana says goodbye to her comfortable life and heads east for Colorado, the secret headquarters of the Resistance, and the road ahead of her is very blurry and very dangerous.”
This is the second Philip K Dick story currently in development as a TV series, as Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report was recently ordered to pilot. Let’s hope this becomes a trend.
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