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The New World 

Joe Blake, a resistance fighter, leaves German New York with cargo for neutral Colorado. In Japanese San Francisco, Juliana Crane receives footage of the Allies winning the war and a bus ... See full summary »


David Semel


Philip K. Dick (based on the book by), Frank Spotnitz (developed by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alexa Davalos ... Juliana Crain
Rupert Evans ... Frank Frink
Luke Kleintank ... Joe Blake
DJ Qualls ... Ed McCarthy
Joel de la Fuente ... Inspector Kido
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Nobusuke Tagomi
Rufus Sewell ... Obergruppenführer John Smith
Michael Rispoli ... Don Warren
Geoffrey Blake ... Doc
Bernhard Forcher ... Ambassador Hugo Reiss
Carsten Norgaard ... Rudolph Wegener
Conor Leslie ... Trudy
Arnold Chun ... Kotomichi
Rick Worthy ... Lem
Jack Kehler ... Madsen


Joe Blake, a resistance fighter, leaves German New York with cargo for neutral Colorado. In Japanese San Francisco, Juliana Crane receives footage of the Allies winning the war and a bus ticket to Colorado from her sister. There, she meets Joe. Joe reveals a dark secret. Written by James Hampton Belton

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


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Release Date:

15 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New World See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Hugo Boss was the designer and manufacturer of Nazi uniforms during WWII. See more »


Near the beginning of the episode at the bar. See more »


Frank Frink: Hey, what is this?
Juliana Crain: It's newsreel film.
Frank Frink: Yeah, I see that.
Juliana Crain: It shows us winning the war.
Frank Frink: But we didn't win the war.
Juliana Crain: That's what they told us.
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Crazy Credits

The phrase "The characters and incidents portrayed are entirely fictional" in the closing credits of every episode is also shown in German and Japanese translations. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the pilot originally aired, Robert Knepper played John Smith. When the series went into production, he was replaced by Rufus Sewell, thus his scenes where re-shot. See more »


References Blade Runner (1982) See more »


Achievement In Industry
Written by Jack Trombey
DWMIL 011 Track 33
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Bad, bad, bad.
14 July 2015 | by ravenhurtfewSee all my reviews

Are all these 10 star reviews paid? I genuinely have to ask because this pilot is embarrassingly bad.

Any show now can manage a great visual look and great sets and costumes. So in this regard the show looks fine. Though even then the look is so relentlessly Hollywood version of the era that it's hard not to feel like you're watching backlot sets.

But all that could be forgiven were it not for the deal breakers: bad, boring dialogue, boring characters, boring scenes. No tension anywhere to speak of.

And then the casting. So white, it's embarrassing. And this is in a pilot with lots of Japanese people featured. But we're it not for the premise requiring Japanese faces, you get the distinct feeling that there wouldn't have been a single non white person in sight. The diversity of even a place like San Fran seems nonexistent. I don't know why, no matter how many non whites there are in a place, whites only must be the lead.

I never read the book, but it doesn't feel like the producers updated the story's sensibilities. Adapting writers like Dick can come off as severely dated otherwise.

I'm also very bummed about this pilot because I would have followed Frank Spotnitz from X-Files into the very fires of Mordor itself.

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