No surprise here — after overwhelmingly positive response from critics and fans, Amazon’s original drama series The Man In The High Castle has been renewed for a second season to stream next year. Based on Philip K. Dick’s alt-history novel, the series hails from creator Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files) and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free. The project had been a standout at Amazon since the pilot stage, becoming the service’s most-watched pilot to date.
The Man In The High Castle depicts a divided and drab 1962 America, in which the Nazis rule the East and Midwest and Imperial Japan reigns over the Western states, with a neutral zone between them. The series launched with a provocative marketing campaign featuring Nazi symbols in the context of the show, which made headlines when an ad was pulled from a New York subway car.
Scott, Spotnitz and Dick’s daughter Isa Dick Hackett are among the executive producers of the series starring Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans and Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.