Ridley Scott is set to produce a four-hour mini-series for the BBC based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning novel “The Man in the High Castle” reports the trades.
Howard Brenton (TV’s “Spooks”) will adapt the script of the story which is set in an alternate world where Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan defeated the Allied forces in World War II. The pair are now engaged in a Cold War, playing out in the former United States which each power now owns and governs half of.
The production schedule is presently unknown. Scott turned Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep” into his 1982 cinematic classic “Blade Runner”.