Joel de la Fuente attends the episode screening and premiere for the Amazon Originals Series ‘The Man in the High Castle’ at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Joel de la Fuente, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, DJ Qualls and More at ‘The Man in The High Castle’ New York Series Premiere

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Last night, Alice Tully Hall was transformed into the world of Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternative history novel The Man in the High Castle, which Amazon Studios’ new drama, The Man in the High Castle is based on, for its New York series premiere party.

 The Man in The High Castle New York Series Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

‘The Man in The High Castle’ New York Series Premiere
at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

The one-hour drama series stars 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.

Joel de la Fuente and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa attend the episode screening and premiere for the Amazon Originals Series ‘The Man in the High Castle’ at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Joel de la Fuente and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa attend the episode screening and premiere for the Amazon Originals Series ‘The Man in the High Castle’ at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

The cast and creative team celebrated with screenings of the first two episodes complete with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and popcorn;  canisters filled with gummy bears were on each seat in the theater for audience members.

Morgan Wandell, Head of Drama Series for Amazon Studio, Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Joel de la Fuente, Carsten Norgaard, DJ Qualls, attend the episode screening and premiere for the Amazon Originals Series ‘The Man in the High Castle’ at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Morgan Wandell, Head of Drama Series for Amazon Studio, Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Joel de la Fuente, Carsten Norgaard, DJ Qualls, attend the episode screening and premiere for the Amazon Originals Series ‘The Man in the High Castle’ at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Morgan Wandell, Head of Drama Series for Amazon Studios, writer Frank Spotnitz, executive producer Issa Dick Hackett, Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Joel de la Fuente, Carsten Norgaard, DJ Qualls, David W. Zucker attend the episode screening and premiere for the Amazon Originals Series ‘The Man in the High Castle’ at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Morgan Wandell, Head of Drama Series for Amazon Studios, writer Frank Spotnitz, executive producer Issa Dick Hackett, Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Joel de la Fuente, Carsten Norgaard, DJ Qualls, David W. Zucker attend the episode screening and premiere for the Amazon Originals Series ‘The Man in the High Castle’ at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Morgan Wandell, Head of Drama Series for Amazon Studios, writer Frank Spotnitz, executive producer Issa Dick Hackett, Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Joel de la Fuente, Carsten Norgaard, DJ Qualls, David W. Zucker attend the episode screening and premiere for the Amazon Originals Series ‘The Man in the High Castle’ at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Morgan Wandell, Head of Drama Series for Amazon Studios, writer Frank Spotnitz, executive producer Issa Dick Hackett, Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Joel de la Fuente, Carsten Norgaard, DJ Qualls, David W. Zucker attend the episode screening and premiere for the Amazon Originals Series ‘The Man in the High Castle’ at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

The series explores the world that would have resulted if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. America and much of the world have now been split between global dominating powers Japan and Germany. As tension mounts between the two, resistance builds against the oppressive regimes amid questions over what is real and what is not.

Morgan Wandell, Head of Drama Series for Amazon Studios, writer Frank Spotnitz, Issa Dick Hackett, Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank attend the episode screening and premiere for the Amazon Originals Series ‘The Man in the High Castle’ at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Morgan Wandell, Head of Drama Series for Amazon Studios, writer Frank Spotnitz, executive producer Issa Dick Hackett, Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank attend the episode screening and premiere for the Amazon Originals Series ‘The Man in the High Castle’ at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

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 WifeThe 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.

 The Man in The High Castle New York Series Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang


‘The Man in The High Castle’ New York Series Premiere
at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

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.

I was in the house to celebrate with my friend Joel de la Fuente, who is brilliant as Inspector Kido in the show.

A Conversation with Joel de la Fuente, Star of ‘The Man in the High Castle’ and ‘Hemlock Grove’

The first two episodes of The Man in the High Castle are streaming now on Amazon Prime. All 10 episodes of Season 1 will be available on Nov. 20.  Amazon Studios debuted The Man in the High Castle on January 15, 2015, on Amazon Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany.

The Man in The High Castle New York Series Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

The Man in The High Castle New York Series Premiere
at Alice Tully Hall on November 2, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang attends the Dramatists Guild Fund's Gala: 'Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars' at Gotham Hall on October 26, 2015 in New York City.

Lia Chang attends the Dramatists Guild Fund’s Gala: ‘Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars’ at Gotham Hall on October 26, 2015 in New York City.

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek, which will screen at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival on November 21st. She is profiled in Examiner.com, FebOne1960.com BlogJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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