Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 by Angie Han
At a time when its premise feels more chillingly relevant than ever, The Man in the High Castle will keep on fighting the good fight against Nazi oppression. Amazon has renewed the Philip K. Dick adaptation for a third season, just a few weeks after the second one hit streaming. Not only that, the series has found new leadership in Eric Overmyer (Bosch, The Affair), who’ll step up as showrunner. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
America’s future is looking awfully murky right now, so why not enjoy a look back at our past? Not our actual past, though — a horrifying alternate version of our past in which the Allies lost World War II, leaving America to be taken over by Japan and Germany. Yep, The Man in the High Castle is on its way back to Amazon Video for season two, and we’ve got the new trailer right here. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The most impressive visual effects are the visual effects you never notice, and television is quickly becoming home to a ton of visual effects you never notice. While some shows get to show office massive CGI dragons, others use computer effects to modify skylines, extend sets, and quietly manipulate environments so they look like another time and place. We recently saw this kind of seamless effects work at work in ABC’s Agent Carter, but a new video explores how Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle uses the same technology to create a far different and more terrifying world. It seem that if computers are good for anything, it’s for crafting Nazi-run science fiction dystopias.
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Today Amazon announced they’re renewing their new hit series, The Man in the High Castle, for a second season. It’s not Amazon’s only show to find success, and they’ve announced what popular shows will be renewed and what they’ve ordered for next year.
After the jump, find out what the Amazon orders and renewals are.
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Posted on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
We’re drowning in fall TV as it is — this week alone marks the premieres of The Leftovers, Homeland, The Flash, iZombie, Arrow, American Horror Story, and more — but don’t expect the deluge to let up anytime soon. Case in point: This November brings the premiere of The Man in the High Castle, Amazon’s Ridley Scott-produced adaptation on the Philip K. Dick novel.
The drama is set in an alternate 1962 where the Axis powers won World War II. A San Francisco woman (Alexa Davalos) comes into possession of a film reel depicting a world where the Allied powers were victorious, which inspires some very dangerous ideas. Luke Kleintank and Rufus Sewell also star. Watch The Man in the High Castle trailer after the jump. Read More »
Amazon is taking viewers to an America run by Nazis. The streaming service has moved forward with a series adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s novel The Man in the High Castle, which depicts North America in the wake of an Axis win during World War II. In the story, land west of the Rockies is occupied by the Japanese; east of the Rockies belongs to Germany. The characters are drawn from all corners of the scenario: resistance fighters, people just trying to make their way in the world, German and Japanese officials, and spies.
Now there’s a new Man in the High Castle trailer, showing off some of the fresh footage for episodes beyond the pilot. Read More »
The pilot for Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle deviated in several major respects from Philip K. Dick‘s original novel — about an alternate timeline in which Germany and Japan won WWII, and occupy divided United States territory — but it’s a good hour of television, and a very promising start to the series. Evidently enough people saw it that way, and the show was ranked highly enough for Amazon to order it to series. Along with The Man in the High Castle series order came some other orders, which we’ll run down below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 30th, 2015 by David Chen
David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss Jude Law’s hairline, praise The Man in the High Castle, and wonder if Indiana Jones should become like the Bond franchise. Also, Jeff explains where he’s been the past few weeks. Read about the reaction American Sniper is provoking and check out Dave’s thoughts on Zero Dark Thirty.
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The Man in the High Castle is among the more well-known Philip K. Dick novels, perhaps because it explores a premise many people have perhaps mused upon at some point in their lives: what if Germany and Japan won World War II? The novel is set in the early ’60s in an America that is occupied in the east by Germany and in the west by Japan, with a stretch of “free” land in the middle. Years of development attempts have so far failed to yield a TV or film adaptation of the novel, but now Amazon is pulling together a Man in the High Castle TV series.
Luke Kleintank is playing a new character called Joe Blake in the pilot, while Alexa Davalos (Clash Of The Titans, Mob City) has just won the lead female role, a slightly altered version of Juliana Frink from the novel.
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