EXCLUSIVE: Political asylum, shifting loyalties and betrayal are some of the pillars of Season 2 of The Man In The High Castle, it was revealed today at New York Comic-Con. Less than two months before its second season debut, the Emmy winning alternative history series based on Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel shows the march to war set out in Season 1 between the Nazis on the East Coast of the U.S. and Imperial Japan on the West Coast increasing.

Take a look at an exclusive clip above from the world where the Axis won WWII that shows Juliana (Alexa Davalos) being interrogated by members of the American Reich and head U.S. Nazi SS Obergruppenfuther John Smith (Rufus Sewell). In it, the intrigue that haunted Juliana takes another twist as the Nazis grant her asylum from the Pacific States of America, who want her back. “Welcome to the Reich,” Smith tells her.


Davalos told the crowd that her character truly has to change in Season 2. “She’s forced to be a chameleon to survive,” the actor said. The MITHC lead was joined on the Amazon panel by Sewell plus fellow cast members Brennan Brown, DJ Quallis and EP David Zucker. “The thing about this show is one can not be casual about moving into new territories,” Tucker noted of the series expansion beyond Dick’s book. “We have to be deeply thoughtful.”

Before the panel on the December 16 launching MITHC S2 a high-octane trailer featuring Marilyn Monroe was was also shown to the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Anoher clip was shown with Frank Frink (Rupert Evans) and Robert Childen (Brown) having a painful, to put it gently, meeting with gangsters and seeking a job. “At this point, its all self-preservation,” Brown noted of where his character and Evans’ find themselves.

A final sneak peek was presented of Ed McCarthy (Qualls) suffering the consequences of an interrogation of his own by the Pacific States’ ruthless Chief Inspector Kido (Joel de la Fuente).

As for more of where things go – “There’s basically nothing I can tell you,” said a not-joking Sewell to the audience.

New York Comic-Con runs until October 9.