[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."
DESCRIPTION: (from Amazon's press release, January 2015) 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. Almost 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 was 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 (Blade Runner) and David W. Zucker (The Good Wife), 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.