At San Diego Comic-Con, Amazon announced that its alternate history fantasy ‘The Man in the High Castle’ will be returning for its third season on October 5, but that’s not all. The streaming giant also announced that it had already ordered a fourth season for next year! Like other streaming services, Amazon doesn’t disclose its streaming numbers, but ‘The Man in the High Castle’ is one of its buzziest shows and this early renewal would seem to indicate that its numbers back up that buzz.
The series was created by Frank Spotnitz and is based on Philip K. Dick’s novel of the same name, about a world where the Axis powers won World War II and divided the United States between the Nazis (Germany and Italy) and Japan. (This is the second series on Amazon based on Dick’s work, along with the anthology ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams‘.) Ridley Scott serves as an executive producer, as does Dick’s daughter Isa Dick Hackett.
Eric Overmyer (‘Bosch’, ‘Treme’) stepped in as showrunner for Season Three after the second cycle was made without one. The series stars Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Rufus Sewell, Joel de la Fuente, Brennan Brown, Callum Keith Rennie and Bella Heathcote.
As part of its SDCC presentation, Amazon unveiled a new trailer for Season Three, which teases further the concept of a multiverse, including one where the Allies won World War II. Watch for yourself below:
Following an averted nuclear blast at the end of season two, it appeared that the Nazi Reich and the Japanese Empire had formed a peaceful alliance. It also appeared that Juliana’s half-sister Trudy was still alive. Elsewhere, Smith discovers a library of films once owned by the Führer.
Once again, ‘The Man in the High Castle’ returns to Amazon on October 5, 2018.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter