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In a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, a young woman discovers a mysterious film that may hold the key to toppling the totalitarian regimes.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Alexa Davalos ...  Juliana Crain 30 episodes, 2015-2018
DJ Qualls ...  Ed McCarthy 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Joel de la Fuente ...  Inspector Kido 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ...  Nobusuke Tagomi 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Rufus Sewell ...  Obergruppenführer John Smith 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Rupert Evans ...  Frank Frink / ... 27 episodes, 2015-2018
Luke Kleintank ...  Joe Blake 26 episodes, 2015-2018
Chelah Horsdal ...  Helen Smith 26 episodes, 2015-2018
Brennan Brown ...  Robert Childan 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Arnold Chun ...  Kotomichi 22 episodes, 2015-2019
Bella Heathcote ...  Nicole Dörmer 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Lee Shorten ...  Sergeant Yoshida / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Gracyn Shinyei ...  Amy Smith 18 episodes, 2015-2019
Genea Charpentier ...  Jennifer Smith 18 episodes, 2015-2019
Quinn Lord ...  Thomas Smith 17 episodes, 2015-2018
Rick Worthy ...  Lem Washington / ... 14 episodes, 2015-2018
Michael Gaston ...  Mark Sampson 13 episodes, 2015-2018
Kenneth Tigar ...  Himmler / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Aaron Blakely ...  Erich Raeder / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2018
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What would it be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States? Written by Amazon Studios

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Freedom is under control (Season 1) See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Japanese

Release Date:

15 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man in the High Castle See more »

Filming Locations:

Monroe, Washington, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, about a world in which the Axis powers won World War II. Within the novel, "The Grasshopper Lies Heavy" is a banned novel (a novel within the novel) by the man in the high castle, which tells of *another* alternate world in which the Allies won WWII, but *not* the same way as in our world. In the TV series, "The Grasshopper Lies Heavy" is the name given to a series of newsreel films. See more »

Goofs

The total population of both Germany and Japan in 1940 was actually 5 million people less than the total US population. While the history of the series' universe is different than that of reality, besides the US' manufacturing base exceeding both nations, the population difference would have made their ability to conquer the country an impossibility. See more »

Quotes

Mark Sampson: I don't plan on dying, Frank. But you can't live your life in fear. I was back east at the end of the war, in Boston.
Frank Frink: Oh, Jesus.
Mark Sampson: Yeah. You had to see it to believe it, Frank. Overnight, lynch mobs were murdering Jews because suddenly we were less than human.
Frank Frink: And what did you do?
Mark Sampson: Well, those of us who came out in one piece. We buried service weapons underground, well wrapped in oil, and we vowed revenge. I got a life to lead, got kids to raise. And Hitler and the Nazis - I mean, I don't care how...
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, we can hear the sound of a reel projector whirring up to play speed. Film reels are central to the plot of the series. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Emmys (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 5
(uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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User Reviews

 
Excellent - it's far the most promising pilot of all pitched for 2015
16 January 2015 | by szlevi-1See all my reviews

I'm a big PKD as well as Ridley Scott fan so I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it on my Prime home page... and the pilot has vastly exceeded my expectations! It is visually impeccable, great cinematography and CG and art direction, script is pretty close to the original book, excellent pacing, very good acting... characters at this point are not too deep but this is a one-hour pilot, it supposed to tease us, not reveal everything, let alone (correctly) focusing on story development right now, not character development (which inherently requires a few episodes.) Excellent job, this MUST be continued, Amazon! =)


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