For anyone who is a fan of the work of Philip K. Dick, they'll also be aware that adapting his books and short stories is rarely an easy task. And even though have been some strong efforts across the years - like A Scanner Darkly, The Adjustment Bureau and even 1995's Screamers - it has been slim pickings for anyone seeking out quality content in recent years that also bears any resemblance to the original story.
So in comes The Man in the High Castle, a once off Amazon Prime show which has just been given a full series order after a pilot episode tested through the roof with audiences. The pilot started Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans and Rufus Sewell in a story which supposes the Allies lost World War 2 and America is split between the Japanese, the Germans and a neutral space in between the two powers.
Early reviews for the show have been fantastic and we can't wait to see what they do with a whole season to play with. In total, five shows have been greenlit including comedy Mad Dogs, a documentary series called The New Yorker Presents and two kids shows in Just Add Magic and The Stinky & Dirty Show. There's no word on when we'll be seeing more episodes but hopefully they'll get back into production soon. And keep the most excellent Rufus Sewell!