Even before his death in 1982, the late Philip K. Dick’s work has been catnip for Hollywood, with adaptations that include Blade Runner, Total Recall, Total Recall 2070, Minority Report and The Adjustment Bureau. Not one but two television shows based on his works are soon to hit the digital airwaves. We have a trailer for the more controversial show, The Man in the High Castle.
The Man in the High Castle asks the question “What if the Axis Powers had won World War II?” It’s a multilayered book, with multiple points of view describing life in the western United States, which the Japanese occupied; the Germans have taken the Eastern, and tensions between the two former allies are mounting. Of course, many characters have read "The Grasshopper Lies Heavy," a book that postulates “What if the Allies had won World War II?”
The trailer sends a chill up the spine of any fan of alternate histories who have considered what would have happened to the world had the Nazis actually won (briefly: The world would suck). Want more chilling? The show has been written by Frank Spotnitz, who wrote for both The X-Files and Millennium.
The 10-episode show will be available on Amazon Prime only. For a more in-depth dive, you can see the first episode right here, right now.
Check it out. And let us know in the comments if you think this is worth subscribing to Amazon Prime for.