Ric talks with Two of its stars Alexa Davalos and Luke Kleintank.
Based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternate history novel, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE explores what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. Some 17 years after that loss, the United States and much of the world has now been split between Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany, the dominating global powers. As tension mounts between the two hegemonic states, a resistance starts to grow as the United States citizens rise against the oppressive regime.
The 10-episode saga premieres
November 20th on Amazon Prime.
Alexa Davalos stars as ³Juliana Crain,² the heroine of ³The Man in the High Castle.² Bright and motivated, but with few avenues open to her in Japanese-occupied San Francisco, she¹s channeled her restlessness into the study of aikido. However, Juliana has never been able to shake an innate feeling that something is awry with the world. Will her investigation into mysterious, subversive films that depict another reality lead her to find out what that might be?
Davalos most recently appeared in Frank Darabont’s ³Mob City,² a crime drama set in Los Angeles during the 1940s and ¹50s, as well as Darabont¹s Stephen King horror adaptation of ³The Mist.² Among her long list of television and film credits, Davalos portrayed ŒAndromeda¹ in
³Clash of the Titans.²
Luke Kleintank stars as ³Joe Blake,² a sharp and charismatic wanderer who is searching for purpose in his life, and perhaps also is looking for the approval of his father. Seeking a job with a purpose, he agrees to a dangerous assignment for the Resistance that takes him across the country. There he encounters new people that lead him to question things in his life, including a secret that he carries.
Kleintank began his professional career and made his debut in ³Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.² Soon after, he began his co-star role as ŒElliot¹ on the hit series, ³Gossip Girl.² Luke also completed a recurring role on the ABC drama series, ³No Ordinary Family² as well as the continuing role of medical intern ŒFinn Abernathy¹ on the hit Fox series ³Bones.² On the film side, Luke recently starred in the family drama, ³Max,² opposite Thomas Haden Church for director Boaz Yakin.