Amazon Studios is loving the ratings for ‘The Man in the High Castle‘ and have just picked up the series for a third season! Not only that, but a new showrunner has been tapped to replace Frank Spotnitz who left halfway through the second season. Yes, the series was able to keep on going without a showrunner which shows how well of a system and layout that Spotnitz had put in place. Now one can only hope that Eric Overmyer (‘The Wire’,’The Affair’) will be able to do as good of a job.
When talking about the series without Spotnitz last August, Executive Producer David Zucker stated:
“We’re running, in many ways, like a republic.”
It looks like the republic is over and hopefully that will be a good thing with how much fans have been enjoying the series so far. We know that the previous showrunner had left over problems with both the budget and location which hopefully won’t be an issue going forward.
On the new choice for a showrunner, Amazon Studios head of comedy Joe Lewis says:
“As timely as ever, the exploration of characters at a dark point for humanity has provided incredible stories for two seasons. Eric and his team are doing an incredible job crafting stories about the inner lives of those who struggle to do good in a world that is not. We couldn’t be more excited to bring season three to customers in 2017.”
We don’t have viewership numbers for ‘The Man in the High Castle’ though we do know that it has passed ‘Bosch’ in viewership and the second season premiered with more viewers than all of its other original shows over the debut weekend.
Are you happy that ‘The Man in the High Castle’ is set to return for a third season? What are your thoughts on a new showrunner? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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