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[11/11/14 - 06:04 AM]
Amazon Announces Lineup for its First Pilot Season of 2015
Amazon will premiere its first docu-series pilot, "The New Yorker Presents," which will bring the pages of America's most award-winning magazine to life.

[10/08/14 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 8
Updates include: Lifetime greenlights "Seed of Yesterday" adaptation; Thomas Sadoski boards "The Slap" at NBC; and Showtime developing small screen take on "In the Heat of the Night."

[10/06/14 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 6
Updates include: NBC eyes TV series based on "Say Anything..."; Sarah Wayne Callies to star in USA's "Colony"; and Barry Levinson to helm Jennifer Lopez in NBC's "Shades of Blue."

[09/11/14 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 11
Updates include: HBO passes on Ryan Murphy's "Open"; Bravo pushes back season premiere of "Shahs of Sunset"; and Akiva Goldsman, Marc Haimes bring DC Comics' "Titans" to TNT.

[09/08/14 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 8
Updates include: ABC's "Bachelor in Paradise," VH1's "Candidly Nicole" get second seasons; "Minority Report" TV series lands at FOX; and ABC Family reportedly cancels "Mystery Girls."

[09/03/14 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 3
Updates include: Jennifer Carpenter to topline USA's "Stanistan"; Lifetime greenlights latest "Flowers in the Attic" sequel; and NBC gives cast-contingent series order to "Weight for Love."

[08/28/14 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 28
Updates include: Paget Brewster cast in Amazon's "Down Dog"; "Ray Donovan" creator Ann Biderman to step down as showrunner; and Netflix acquires the streaming rights to NBC's "The Blacklist."

[07/24/14 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 24
Updates include: Michael Landes joins ABC's "Members Only"; Frank Spotnitz's "The Man in the High Castle" surfaces at Amazon; and Andy Samberg, Kit Harington to lead HBO's "Seven Days in Hell."

[04/10/13 - 01:26 PM]
Syfy Unveils New Quarterly Multimedia Events "Ringworld," "Helix," "Dominion," "Unbreakable" and "Opposite Worlds"
The cable channel recaps its wave of announcements from its annual upfront presentation.

[04/10/13 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy Developing Two Classic Science Fiction Novels to Miniseries
Larry Niven's "Ringworld" and Arthur C. Clarke's "Childhood's End" will join Philip K. Dick's previously announced "The Man in the High Castle."

[02/11/13 - 07:54 AM]
Syfy to Develop 4-Hour Miniseries Adaptation of Philip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle"
Frank Spotnitz will write the first two hours and supervise the writing of the second two hours.







MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, THE (AMAZON)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
2/11/13 - 11/11/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2015-2016 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, November 2014) 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. 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 an intriguing tale about life and history as it relates to authentic and manufactured reality. The hour-long dramatic 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alexa Davalos as Juliana Crain
· Cary Tagawa as Tagomi
· D.J. Qualls as Ed McCarthy
· Geoffrey Blake as Doc
· Joel de la Fuente as Inspector Kido
· Luke Kleintank as Joe Blake
· Michael Rispoli as Don Warren
· Rufus Sewell as John Smith
· Rupert Evans as Frank Frink
CREW INFORMATION:
· Christian Baute as EP
· Christopher Tricarico as EP
· David Semel as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· David W. Zucker as EP
· Frank Spotnitz as CRTR/EP
· Isa Dick Hackett as EP
· Jordan Sheehan as CO-EP
· Kalen Egan as CO-EP
· Philip K. Dick as BOOK
· Ridley Scott as EP
· Stewart Mackinnon as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Electric Shepherd Productions
· FremantleMedia North America
· Headline Pictures
· Scott Free Productions