Frank Spotnitz’s Amazon Pilot ‘The Man In The High Castle’ Adds Rupert Evans

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The Man In The High Castle has cast another of its leads.

Rupert Evans, who most recently starred in the BBC One series The Village, has landed a leading role in the Amazon Studios drama pilot, which hails from former X-Files and Hunted executive producer Frank Spotnitz and Scott Free Productions.

Based on Phillip K. Dick’s novel, The Man In The High Castle is set in the 1960′s in a world where Nazi Germany and Japan defeated the allies and won the Second World War. The US is under occupation by the Axis powers, where fascism rules and the few surviving Jews are forced to hide under assumed names.

Per Deadline, Rupert Evans has been cast Frank Frink, an artist and an intellectual with a secret. He is the latest actor to board the project and joins a cast which also includes Luke Kleintank as resistance member Joe Blake, Cary Tagawa as the Head of Japan’s Trade Mission in San Franciscio, and Alexa Davalos as Juliana, who joins the resitance after a Japanse soldier kills her half sister.

The Man In The High Castle is being produced for Amazon’s fourth pilot season and, as per their usual MO, the streaming service will rely on feedback from viewers to decide if the drama will go to series. Frank Spotnitz penned the script and serves as an executive producer alongside Ridley Scott.