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Amazon Orders Pilot for a Drama Series Based on Philip K. Dick’s THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE

Deadline in reporting that Amazon has ordered a pilot episode for a drama series based on Philip K. Dick’s famous alternate history novel The Man In The High Castle. The book posits an alternate history in which Germany won World War II and now occupies the United States.

The order went to Ridley Scott’s production company Scott Free, who owns the rights. The script is being written by former X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz.

This is not the first news of this novel being adapted. Back in 2013, it was being reported that the SyFy channel was interested in adapting the series, but that apparently went nowhere. Now, Amazon has expressed an interest in the adaptation. Time will tell if actually pans out this time.

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2 Comments on Amazon Orders Pilot for a Drama Series Based on Philip K. Dick’s THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE

  1. Paul Weimer (@PrinceJvstin) // July 25, 2014 at 5:09 am //

    I am skeptical this will ever get off the ground, but we’ll see.

    But, then, you might as well use the I-Ching to figure out if any particular show or movie will get made, or become successful.

  2. Hopefully better than the “Amazon Pilots” (10 or so series pilots) they were promoting earlier this year. Man, those were dreadful.

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