Amazon has a huge hit on their hands as long as they pick up and don’t cancel ‘The Man in the High Castle’. The pilot episode is now out and ready to be viewed and I have to say that it looks spectacular!
Directed by Frank Spotnitz, we are put into a world created by author Philip K. Dick that gives us an alternate history where the Axis won World War 2 and are currently occupying the United States. Set in 1962 we see the Nazis controlling the East and the Japanese controlling the West, only these two allies have now entered into a Cold War that is being staged in the States and how “The Man in the High Castle” is trying to bring hope and rebellion to a country that has been overrun.
Amazon makes their series orders based on viewership and feedback, so if you think this is something that would be of interest to you I highly suggest checking out and letting them know you want to see more! I know that I do.
We’ve also got a few clips to share with you but for those of you who haven’t read the book, there are a few spoilers within. I really suggest only checking these out if you don’t plan on watching the pilot itself anytime soon.
Based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternative history novel, one-hour drama pilot THE MAN IN THE HIGHCASTLE explores what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II, debuting January 15, 2015 on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. Some 17 years after that loss, the United States and much of the world has now been split between Japan and Germany, the dominating global powers. As tension mounts between the two hegemonic states, a resistance builds as the United States citizens rise against the oppressive regimes.
While Germany controls much of the East Coast and Japan controls the West Coast, the Rocky Mountains have become a “neutral zone” — and ground zero for a rebellion, led by a mysterious figure known only as “the Man in the High Castle.” As people struggle with freedom, fear, equality, diversity and ideology, some accept their lives, but others question the authenticity of their history and the government’s information. Among them are heroes, leaders, spies, pacifists, tyrants, rebels, enablers and sympathizers.
You can check out the pilot episode right here on Amazon today! For those who have had a chance to watch it what do you think about the pilot? If you’ve read the book do you think it lives up to the world that Philip K. Dick had created? Share your thoughts below!