Amazon Releases First Trailer for Alternate History Drama ‘The Man in the High Castle’ (Video)

Original series answers the question: What if the Allied Powers had lost World War II and Nazi Germany and Japan ruled the United States?

Amazon’s original series “The Man in the High Castle, based on the 1962 novel, imagines an alternate history in which Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan share control of the United States.

In a new trailer for the show’s debut season, viewers are introduced to an alternative history that illustrates what life could have been, had the Allied Powers lost World War II. The United States has been divided into two parts — Japan controls the west coast while Germany controls much of the central and east coast — and terror reigns supreme.

The show takes place 20 years after the end of the war. There is tension building between Germany and Japan and the United States is becoming an unofficial battleground–a parallel to the role played by Eastern Europe and Asia during the era of the between the United States and the Soviet Union.

The pilot was directed by David Semel (“Madam Secretary,” “Heroes”) and written by Frank Spotnitz (“The X-Files”), who both serve as executive producers.

Luke Kleintank (“Pretty Little Liars”), Rufus Sewell (“John Adams“) and Alexa Davalos (“Mob City”) star.

“The Man in the High Castle” will be available to stream this fall on Amazon Video.

Watch the trailer above.