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Syfy, Ridley Scott, Frank Spotnitz set miniseries

Cabler plans adaptation of Philip K. Dick's 'The Man in the High Castle'

Syfy is adapting Philip K. Dick’s book “The Man in the High Castle” into a four-part miniseries, with Ridley Scott attached to exec produce.

Dick’s novel, set in 1962, depicts a world where Nazi Germany and Japan were the victors in WWII and occupy the U.S.

The X-Files” vet Frank Spotnitz will serve as primary scribe and as exec producer. Scott will exec produce through his shingle Scott Free Prods., alongside Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd Prods. and FremantleMedia Intl., which will also distribute the mini globally.

“Alternate history stories are part of an amazing and intricate genre of sci-fi,” said Mark Stern, president of original content at Syfy and co-head of original content at Universal Cable Prods. “When done well, there’s nothing better; and I can’t think of better creative talent to bring Philip K. Dick’s fascinating alternate-history thriller to life than Ridley Scott and Frank Spotnitz.”

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