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Brennan Brown Joins Amazon’s ‘Man In The High Castle’; Noah Harpster In Untitled Tig Notaro Pilot

13 August 2015 3:47 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Mozart In The Jungle‘s Brennan Brown has joined the cast of another Amazon series, upcoming drama The Man In The High Castle, written and executive produced by Frank Spotnitz. Based on the novel by Phillip K. Dick, the series is set in an alternate version of the early 1960s in which the Axis powers won World War II. The novel revolved around a group of people connected to one another by an in-universe alternate-history novel that tells of the Allies winning the war… »

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What if we lost World War II? “The Man in the High Castle” Panel’s Big Questions

11 July 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | IMDb Blog - All the Latest | See recent IMDb Blog - All the Latest news »

Imagine if the Allied powers lost World War II, and Americans lived under totalitarian regimes, the eastern states ruled by Nazi Germany and the western states ruled by an Axis-powered Japan.

That’s the premise behind The Man in the High Castle, the Amazon Original Series coming this fall from Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) and Frank Spotnitz (X Files). Based on the Hugo Award-winning Philip K. Dick novel from 1962, the series raises big questions – including a few controversial ones from the Comic-Con audience.  Below, six reasons why the series – and the panel – are making waves:

An alternate pledge of allegiance

The panel marked the debut of the trailer for the series, which evokes a combination of goose bumps and gravitas as it reimagines our pledge of allegiance in an alternate version of history “with liberty and justice for none.”

The question of »

- Melissa Roth

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Comic-Con Preview: As TV Takes Over, Affleck, 'Star Wars' and 'Hunger Games' Make Splash

1 July 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It's not news that over the past few years Comic-Con, July's gargantuan genre fan convention in San Diego, has moved from movies toward television. Clearly, it's a reflection of the entertainment industry, as HBO's "Game of Thrones" and AMC's "Walking Dead" needed the scale of Hall H to accommodate their fan hordes. (Bursting at the seams, the Con will stay where it is through 2018.)  And for the first time this year, Amazon Instant Video will be introducing new series, Philip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle" (from Frank Spotnitz and David Zucker) and "Hand of God" (from director Marc Forster) at Comic-Con (trailer below). PBS is promoting "Sherlock," the Brit series that made new Academy member Benedict Cumberbatch a star. Netflix is showcasing the Wachowskis' "Sense8." And Seth Macfarlane, Anne Druyan and Neil deGrasse Tyson are participating on a "Cosmos" panel.  But this year...

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- Anne Thompson

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Comic-Con Preview: As TV Takes Over, Affleck, 'Star Wars' and 'Hunger Games' Make Splash

1 July 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

It's not news that over the past few years Comic-Con, July's gargantuan genre fan convention in San Diego, has moved from movies toward television. Clearly, it's a reflection of the entertainment industry, as HBO's "Game of Thrones" and AMC's "Walking Dead" needed the scale of Hall H to accommodate their fan hordes. (Bursting at the seams, the Con will stay where it is through 2018.)  And for the first time this year, Amazon Instant Video will be introducing new series, Philip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle" (from Frank Spotnitz and David Zucker) and "Hand of God" (from director Marc Forster) at Comic-Con (trailer below). PBS is promoting "Sherlock," the Brit series that made new Academy member Benedict Cumberbatch a star. Netflix is showcasing the Wachowskis' "Sense8." And Seth Macfarlane, Anne Druyan and Neil deGrasse Tyson are participating on a "Cosmos" panel.  But this year »

- Anne Thompson

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Comic Con 2015 Friday Schedule

26 June 2015 3:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Friday, July 10. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.

10:00am - 11:00am - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room

The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers »

- MovieWeb

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Hawaii Five-0, Vampire Diaries, Supergirl, Arrow, Poi, Chi Fire, Grey's, NCIS and More

19 May 2015 2:38 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I’m thrilled to see Michelle Borth back on Hawaii Five-0. Please tell me that she is staying. —Sandra

Ausiello: Borth is staying on as Catherine… at least for a little while, in part because next season will open with the “first dance” at Kono and Adam’s wedding. “We’ll miss the actual vows, but we’ll come in on them being introduced as husband and wife,” showrunner Peter M. Lenkov tells TVLine. As for Borth’s status, »

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Mip TV: Tandem, BBC, Cochran Team for Crusade Epic ‘Lionhearts’ (Exclusive)

13 April 2015 12:07 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cannes – Shaping up as one of the big event TV series to come out of Europe as it ramps up ever more ambitious TV fiction, Rola Bauer’s Germany-based Tandem Productions (“Pillars of the Earth”), a Studiocanal company, is said to be developing epic TV drama “Lionshearts: The Crusade,” linking with the BBC and “24’s” Robert Cochran.

Helmer of the 2008’s first “Taken,” which gave Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp its biggest movie franchise ever, France’s Pierre Morel (“Taken”) is believed to have committed to direct the first two episodes.

Producer and co-creator of Fox’s “24,” Cochran is attached to “Lionshearts,” which turns on the most famous crusade of all, the Third Crusade of 1191-92. English-language and almost certainly a big epic BBC primetime series,

“Lionhearts: The Crusade” looks a firm candidate for a U.S. deal of some sorts. As Tandem prexy Bauer pointed out last month, made over the last 15 years, »

- John Hopewell

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Mip TV: Studiocanal Introduces ‘Section Zéro” Onto International Market (Exclusive)

10 April 2015 5:23 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cannes – Linking three of the Europe’s biggest film-tv companies, Studiocanal has acquired international sales rights to Olivier Marchal’s “Section Zéro,” one of France’s most-anticipated high-end TV dramas, which is produced by Luc Besson’s France-u.S. studio EuropaCorp and France’s Canal Plus, forming part of its original programming lineup.

Set in 2024, as an elite cop squad battles big corporations and their droids, “Zéro” marks the comeback as a showrunner-director of Marchal, whose hard-boiled cop skein “Braquo,” another Canal Plus original series, proved a milestone for Gallic TV production, taking it to U.S. cable terrain.

Described by Rodolphe Buet, Studiocanal’s new president of international marketing and distribution, as “a mix of ‘Fargo,’ ‘The Returned,’ and ‘The Mad Max Trilogy,’” “Section Zéro,” Canal Plus’ first futuristic skein, looks in other ways toward the future.

On March 10, Studiocanal announced the launch of its own TV sales operation, »

- John Hopewell

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New 'X-Files' Series Gets Closer with David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson!

23 March 2015 12:55 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in January, we reported that Fox is planning a revival of The X-Files with original series creator Chris Carter. Today, TV Wise is reporting that the network is close to issuing a two-season order for the revival series, with original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson set to return. Nothing is set in stone yet, since talks are still ongoing, but the site's source says each season will be less than 10 episodes.

The report reveals the "short stack" order was decided on for two reasons, the first being story requirements set forth by series creator Chris Carter and the second being scheduling. It is believed that it would be easier to secure David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, both of whom are still very much in demand, with a shorter order. David Duchovny's new NBC show Aquarius is an off-cycle summer series, and production won't begin on Season 3 of »

- MovieWeb

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Studiocanal Looks To Up Ante on U.S., European TV Drama Production

10 March 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Studiocanal, one of Europe’s largest film-tv production-distribution-sales forces, looks set to be driving more into the U.S. TV production business, following a major strategic realignment, splitting TV production and distribution, whose reverberations will play out over the whole company.

Move roles off Studiocanal’s forceful step-by-step entry into TV production from late 2012 – plus the large demand near worldwide for high-end English-language drama, and the emergence of digital TV platforms as potential new powerful buyers worldwide for top-notch TV fiction.

Studiocanal and German partner Tandem Productions aim “to increase our number of really international TV series productions, including dramas co-produced or co-financed out of the U.S. as Studiocanal extends the number of top-level partners it works with,” Studiocanal chairman-ceo Olivier Courson told Variety.

In one major move, former Shine International sales Svp Katrina Neylon, who has spent most of her career at Twentieth Century Fox Intl. TV and Disney ABC Intl. »

- John Hopewell

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Failed TV pilots that paved the way for breakout hits

24 February 2015 2:32 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Had these pilots been given the green light, we might have been without Breaking Bad, 24, Hannibal, Community and more…

It’s not all grumble and moan round here when TV networks decline to pick up pilots. Sometimes, we’re even grateful.

Hindsight teaches that every so often, passing on a particular show is the best thing a channel could have done. Not ordering one pilot to series spurs its creators on to start another, and frees up its cast to join new projects.

Had the failures below all thrived, there’s a chance we could now be living in a world with no Breaking Bad, Hannibal, or even South Park. Had these pilots gone on to enjoy healthy, lengthy lives, then Jack Bauer, Oberyn Martell, Chandler Bing and more might all be unrecognisable today.

Here then, are the TV pilots we’re grateful weren’t taken to series because their »

- louisamellor

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Amazon Greenlights Full Seasons of Mad Dogs, The Man In The High Castle & More Original Series

21 February 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

[Press Release] Seattle--(Nasdaq: Amzn)—An intriguing tale about alternative history, a twisted story of friendship put to the ultimate test, a docu-series based on America’s most award-winning magazine, a kids series based on magic and another about being stinky and dirty—all coming exclusively to Prime Instant Video. Amazon today announced it has greenlit five new Amazon Original Series, including The Man in the High Castle, which is based on the Philip K. Dick alternative history novel; an hour-long dark comedy Mad Dogs; docu-series The New Yorker Presents; along with kids shows Just Add Magic, and The Stinky & Dirty Show. The new Amazon Original Series come from an acclaimed creative roster including Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), Cris Cole (The Good »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Crossing Lines: Season Three Renewal for TV Series

20 February 2015 6:18 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

As you may recall, NBC aired the first season of Crossing Lines a couple summers ago. It didn't perform well enough in the ratings and the network opted not to pick up the second season. Crossing Lines has been a success in the international market however and Netflix recently started streaming season two for Us audiences.

Deadline now reports that a third season of 12 episodes has been ordered with Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost, Revolution) and Goran Visnjic (ER) joining the cast. They'll join Donald Sutherland as leads, replacing William Fichtner.

The X-Files' Frank Spotnitz is joining the show as an executive producer alongside Tandem's Rola Bauer. Crossing Lines creator and executive producer Ed Bernero departed after Season two to be close to his family in California.

The series shoots in Europe and filming will be getting underway next week in Prague. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Elizabeth Mitchell, Goran Visnjic Join Crossing Lines Season 3

20 February 2015 9:01 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Crossing Lines‘ new leads have a rather impressive TV-drama pedigree:  Lost‘s Elizabeth Mitchell and ER‘s Goran Visnjic will take over as series leads in the crime drama’s Season 3, our sister site Deadline reports.

In addition, Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files) has signed on as an executive producer of the drama, which follows European law-enforcement officers as they deal with international crime in the European Union.

Related 2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Mitchell and Visnjic will play new team members Carine Strand and Marco Corazza, respectively. They join returning cast members Donald Sutherland, »

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Elizabeth Mitchell, Goran Visnjic Join ‘Crossing Lines'; Frank Spotnitz To Exec Produce Season 3

20 February 2015 8:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Revolution and Lost alumna Elizabeth Mitchell and Goran Visnjic (ER) are set to star in the third season of Tandem Communications’ Europe-set action/crime drama Crossing Lines. The two join Donald Sutherland as series leads and will fill a void left by original Crossing Lines star William Fichtner, who will not be returning for Season 3. The series has been greenlit for 12 episodes with X-Files veteran Frank Spotnitz, who has a first-look deal with Tandem… »

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Mozart In The Jungle Gets Second Season Order By Amazon; Five New Shows Also Picked Up

18 February 2015 9:30 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Rodrigo DeSousa will get his encore after all now that Amazon Studios has confirmed plans to renew its original series Mozart in the Jungle for a second season, which has been slated to premiere exclusively on the company’s Prime Instant Video in the early stages of next year.

In light of the news, Roman Coppola — who served as executive producer on the first season of the dramatic comedy — touched upon his excitement to expand the arc of the New York Symphony in Mozart‘s sophomore outing.

“Jason, Paul and I are delighted to work on a second season of Mozart in the Jungle,” said Roman Coppola. “There are so many interesting stories we want to tell and we’re looking forward to shooting another season with our wonderful cast and team of collaborators. We’re grateful to all the folks at Amazon who believe in this project and support »

- Michael Briers

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Amazon orders 'Mad Dogs' & 'Man in the High Castle' to series, renews 'Mozart'

18 February 2015 6:41 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Amazon has made decisions on its latest batch of pilots, giving series orders to "The Man in the High Castle," "Mad Dogs," "The New Yorker Presents" and kids shows "Just Add Magic" and "The Stinky & Dirty Show." "Mozart in the Jungle" also got picked up for a second season. "Mad Dogs" and "Man in the High Castle" were easily the best scripted adult shows of this batch of pilots, and I interviewed both "Mad Dogs" producer Shawn Ryan and "Man in the High Castle" producer Frank Spotnitz about their plans for each show if they got series orders. "Mozart" also turned out to be very enjoyable over its first season, so I'm glad it will be back.  What does everybody else think? Were there other pilots from the latest batch you're disappointed won't continue? »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Amazon Orders 5 Original Series Including ‘Man In The High Castle,’ ‘Mad Dogs’

18 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

During Amazon Studios’ latest pilot season, The Man In The High Castle became the most-watched since the original series development program began. Amazon has now greenlit a full season of the drama from Frank Spotnitz. It has also picked up full seasons of hour-long dark comedy Mad Dogs, from Shawn Ryan; docu-series The New Yorker Presents; and kids shows Just Add Magic, and The Stinky & Dirty Show. The new series will premiere exclusively for Prime Instant members in… »

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The Man In The High Castle gets a full season order

18 February 2015 4:27 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Philip K. Dick adaptation, The Man In The High Castle, has been picked up for a full season by Amazon Prime Instant Video...

It was Amazon Original Series' most-watched pilot, and now it's received a full series order. Celebrations are in order for writer Frank Spotnitz and director David Semel's take on Philip K. Dick's The Man In The High Castle.

The alternate history drama, adapted from Dick's 1962 novel, is one of the winners of the online streaming service's popularity contest in which Prime membership gives customers the power to vote as to which shows are greenlit.

Set in an alternative universe in which the Allied Powers lost WWII, The Man In The High Castle has espionage, global conflict and political intrigue in spades. It also has the bonus of Ridley Scott executive producing alongside The X-Files and Hunted writer, Frank Spotnitz.

You can read our thoughts on the pilot here, »

- louisamellor

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Five Pilots Get the Greenlight to Series

18 February 2015 3:31 AM, PST | Hollywonk | See recent Hollywonk news »

An intriguing tale about alternative history, a twisted story of friendship put to the ultimate test, a docu-series based on America’s most award-winning magazine, a kids series based on magic and another about being stinky and dirty—all are coming exclusively to Prime Instant Video later this year and in 2016. 

Amazon today announced it has greenlit five new Amazon Original Series, including The Man in the High Castle, which is based on the Philip K. Dick alternative history novel; an hour-long dark comedy Mad Dogs; docu-series The New Yorker Presents; along with kids shows Just Add Magic, and The Stinky & Dirty Show. 

The new Amazon Original Series come from an acclaimed creative roster including Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), Cris Cole (The Good Times Are Killing Me), Shawn Ryan (The Shield), Alex Gibney (The Armstrong Lie), Joe Nussbaum (George Lucas in Love, Awkward), and Kate & Jim McMullan (I’m Dirty! »

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