Stephen Root Is “The Man In The High Castle”

Amazon Studios have announced that veteran actor Stephen Root (“Selma,” “Finding Dory,” “Office Space”) has landed the title role in its “The Man in the High Castle” TV series adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s alternate history novel.

Set in the former United States after the Allied Powers lost World War II, Root will play the mysterious figure tied to the Resistance movement who collects the enigmatic films that seem to depict alternate versions of reality – the ones the Japanese and Nazis want to find and destroy.

The second season premieres on December 16th and picks up with political tensions mounting between Germany and Japan. Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) facing the consequences of her decision to betray the Resistance and allow Joe Blake (Luke Kleintank), a suspected Nazi agent, to escape the Pacific States with a film originally bound for the Man in the High Castle.

Source: Deadline