An original pilot from Amazon Studios is currently being shot in Seattle and surrounding areas.
The Man in the High Castle, based on the 1962 book by Philip K. Dick, is scheduled to shoot through mid-October, and has already been spotted at Union Station in Pioneer Square, the Old Rainier Brewery in Georgetown, and at the top of Queen Anne Hill, among several other locations. Media Inc. spotted the production at the Old Rainier Brewery and snapped the pictures seen here.
In addition to Seattle, the pilot also filmed in Roslyn, Washington, among other locations.
Here is the pilot’s premise, according to Deadline.com: The project is set in 1962 and explores an alternative reality in which Nazi Germany and Japan won World War II and occupy the United States, with the East Coast controlled by the Nazis and the West Coast owned by Japan, and a chunk of the Midwest still up for grabs.
The Man in the High Castle is being produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions. Scott has been trying to adapt Dick’s Hugo Award-winning novel for years, and had even struck a deal for a four-part mini-series in 2010 with BBC, and again in 2013 with Syfy, but nothing ever came to fruition.
From writer/executive producer Frank Spotnitz (best known for his work on The X-Files) and director David Semel, the pilot stars Alexa Davalos (Mob City), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars), Cary Tagawa (Beyond the Game) and Rupert Evans (Hellboy).
The Man in the High Castle is part of Amazon Studios’ third annual pilot launch, in which Amazon will determine which pilots will be picked up based on viewer feedback. Sources speculate that although the pilot is being filmed in Washington State, it is unlikely that the series, if picked up, would film here due to lack of incentive funds.