Alternate history drama returning.
Amazon Prime Video has greenlit a third season of its hugely successful original scripted drama, The Man In The High Castle.
The Emmy Award-winning drama – based on Philip K. Dick‘s Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternate history novel – will see Eric Overmyer (Treme, The Affair) serve as Season 3 showrunner and executive producer.
The Man in the High Castle explores what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. While Germany controls much of the East Coast and Japan controls the West Coast, the Rocky Mountains have become a “neutral zone”–and ground zero for a resistance, led by a mysterious figure known only as “the Man in the High Castle.” While some citizens struggle against the fear, oppression and inequality, others accept their lives, as compromised and unfulfilling as they might be. But after a series of enigmatic films surface depicting a world vastly different from their own, some begin to question the very nature of their reality.
The series stars Alexa Davalos (Mob City), Rupert Evans (American Pastoral), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars), DJ Qualls (Z Nation), Joel De La Fuente (Hemlock Grove), Brennan Brown (Focus), Bella Heathcote (The Neon Demon), and Callum Keith Rennie (Longmire), with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Revenge) and Rufus Sewell (Victoria).
The Man In The High Castle was developed by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files). Ridley Scott (The Martian), David W. Zucker (The Good Wife), Richard Heus (Ugly Betty), Isa Dick Hackett (The Adjustment Bureau), and Daniel Percival (Banished) are also serving as executive producers for Season Three.
Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy and Drama, Amazon Studios, said: “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.”
The first two seasons of the The Man In The High Castle are available to watch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Season 3 will air broadcast in 2017.