It's set in an alternate reality where the Axis have won the war and now in 1962 the Europe and almost half NA is ruled by Nazis and the other half by the Japanese empire(there is a strip in the middle called the neutral zone). I assume half of Asia is probably ruled by the Japanese as well. It's based on a novel and has a really intriguing plot but I won't go into details. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740299/
I had read that it was running through Amazon's pilot system. The idea is they let a bunch of people put together pilots, then they let people vote on them to decide what to put into production. It didn't work with Transparent, as apparently that tested horribly, and then they put it into production anyway. And they've gone around the system again this year by guaranteeing a series to Woody Allen (duh!). But this I believe was considered the best of what they threw out there during this go round, and is probably going to go into full production. Weather that means a series, or a mini series, single season, even just five episodes or whatever I don't know.
I haven't seen it or read the book for what it's worth, just read about it a couple days ago.
i'd be interested to know what you think about the book.
the fleeting concept of "wu" (harmony) across precious objects is one of the utterly fascinating themes, IMO.
That concept, although maybe in slightly different shades, is one of the major leitmotivs of Philip K Dick's work. It's, for instance, one of the things that makes "Do androids dream of electric sheep?" such a beautiful novel.