Luke Kleintank to Star in Pilot for Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.28.2014
He is playing an original character…
Deadline reports that Luke Kleintank (Bones, Pretty Little Liars) has signed on for a lead role in an upcoming TV adaptation of The Man in the High Castle, based on Philip K. Dick's novel. Kleintank will reportedly play Joe Blake.
The book was published in 1962, and features an alternate history where the Axis powers won WWII after the assassination of President Roosevelt in 1933. Kleintank's character, Blake, does not appear in the novel. Blake is reportedly a New York City-based member of a resistance cell.
Ridley Scott is producing the series. Frank Spotnitz is writing the pilot and executive producing the show with David Semel (Legends). Semel will be directing the pilot. The show was originally conceived as a four-hour miniseries, but it is being developed for Amazon's latest annual pilot launch.