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"The Man In The High Castle" is Greenlit

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Amazon has confirmed today that The Man in the High Castle has been picked up as part of the five new projects that will be hitting our screens this year. The new Frank Spotnitz show has been deemed the "most watched pilot ever" in the history of Amazon Originals, which speaks of the great reception that the it got amongst the viewers. The ratings and reviews received not only at Amazon itself but in other places such as Rotten Tomatoes and trade publications such as Variety, praised the quality and innovative character of the story.

We at XFN cannot be more excited.

Based on Philip K. Dick's Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternative history, The Man in the High Castle considers the question of what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. Almost 20 years after that loss, the United States and much of the world has now been split between Japan and Germany, the major hegemonic states. But the tension between these two powers is mounting, and this stress is playing out in the western U.S. Through a collection of characters in various states of posing (spies, sellers of falsified goods, others with secret identities), The Man in the High Castle provides an intriguing tale about life and history as it relates to authentic and manufactured reality. The hour-long dramatic pilot starred Alexa Davalos (Mob City)as Juliana Crain, Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars) as Joe Blake, Rupert Evans (The Village) as Frank Frink, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat Legacy) as Tagomi, Joel De La Fuente (Hemlock Grove) as Inspector Kido, Rufus Sewell  (Eleventh Hour) as John Smith and DJ Qualls (Z Nation) as Ed McCarthy. The pilot was directed by David Semel (Madam Secretary, Heroes) and written by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), both serving as Executive Producers. Also executive producing are Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) and David W. Zucker (The Good Wife), with co-executive producer Jordan Sheehan of Scott Free Productions (The Good Wife, The Andromeda Strain), and Executive Producers Stewart Mackinnon and Christian Baute of Headline Pictures (The Invisible Woman). In addition, Isa Dick Hackett will executive produce and Kalen Egan will co-executive produce on behalf of Electric Shepherd (The Adjustment Bureau). Christopher Tricarico (May in the Summer) is also Executive Producer.

Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios, praised the high quality of the upcoming projects, which he deems as some of the most ambitious to date. Amazon Original Series are available for Prime members for no additional cost and you can also sign up for a free trial. 

Congratulations, Frank Spotnitz et all. We look forward to thrilling episodes to come.

Review: Better Call Saul - Nacho


Tonight’s Better Call Saul felt like the first ‘real’ episode. It contained a solid formula: a solvable case to keep him busy for forty-five minutes, and the setup for future episodes. “Nacho” managed to maintain a good balance of drama and humor, and like the previous two episodes, left me hanging for more.

With every turn Jimmy takes in trying to keep on the straight and narrow, he can’t help but seem to divert more and more off the path of righteousness. Having seen Breaking Bad and knowing where his character ends up, it’s both compelling and amazingly frustrating to watch. You just wanna grab the guy and smack him about the head, telling him to run! On the other hand, Saul is such a great character that you almost can’t wait for Jimmy’s inevitable downfall.

I imagine that going into this show blind, it might be slightly less compelling, but truly, this show really shines on its own and I don’t think that not having seen Breaking Bad should stop anyone from watching Better Call Saul.

Hit the jump for my full review and recap.

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Millennium Monday: Recap of "Gehenna"


In our second Millennium recap we look back at S01xE02 - "Gehenna". Read after the jump to check it out.


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The X-Files News Book Club: Launch Poll

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Next month X-Files News will launch its very first book club. Each month we will read through one of the many X-Files books that have been published over the years. Read after the jump to find out how you can join in.

Read more: The X-Files News Book Club: Launch Poll

What's Up With "The Man in the High Castle"?

There's still time to watch, rate, and review The Man In The High Castle, the newest pilot from Frank Spotnitz and Ridley Scott. If you haven't seen the show, because you're outside of the authorized areas, this is the gist of it:

Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, with a teleplay by Spotnitz and executive produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States. Starring Rufus Sewell (John Adams), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars) and Alexa Davalos (Mob City). 

The pilot has become one of the most highly reviewed productions of the streaming service, with a 97% rating at Rotten Tomatoes and rave accolades from the general press. This is really important, as Amazon relies heavily into your feedback to give a greenlight to these projects.

Enjoy a couple of clips from the pilot, courtesy of Amazon Studios. We will be releasing three more tomorrow on our Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr pages, so stay tumed! Additionally, you can fill out a survey about this show at Amazon Previews.



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