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Best known for his portrayal of Noah Newman on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” and Elliot Leichter on The CW’s “Gossip Girl,” actor Luke Kleintank has booked a role in the Amazon Studios pilot “The Man in the High Castle,” reports Deadline. The series hails from “The X-Files'” Frank Spotnitz and Scott Free Productions and is based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name.

Like the book, the series will follow the story of an alternate America in 1962, where slavery is legal and the United States lost to Nazi Germany and Japan during World War II – the Germans occupy the East Coast and the Japanese took the West.

Kleintank will play Joe Blake, an all-American guy living in New York who has joined the clandestine American Resistance.

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