The Man in the High Castle Renewed for Third Season
Amazon has renewed its original TV series The Man in the High Castle for a third season. This news comes as no surprise as The Man in the High Castle “had the most viewers over its debut weekend of all scripted Amazon Original Series that debuted” last year. Season two of The Man in the High Castle had an average customer rating of 4.6 stars out of 5.
The storylines of the first season progressed in such a satisfactory way into the second season that Amazon and the shows fan-base were pleased.
The Season 2 storyline for The Man in the High Castle:
Based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternate history novel, season two of the one-hour drama series The Man in the High Castle continues to explore 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.
I watched the first episode of Season 1 of The Man in the High Castle. From that, I can speak to the shows high-quality and its unique storyline, a storyline that might not have kept the show afloat ratings-wise on cable or broadcast television.
That is beauty of online “stations” like Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix. They allow great shows with original storytelling to exist and thrive, regardless of standard TV ratings and ad sales.
Amazon Prime members agree:
“Set in a dystopian future where the Allies lose the war, it is a brilliant piece with an interesting plot line and interesting characters to match.”
“…A terrific television drama in all of the ways I was expecting — it’s an intelligently written and competently directed adaptation of what seems like a truly great science fiction classic.”
“The screenplay is mesmerizing, and the sets beyond perfection, giving you an idea of what America would have been.”
“The Man in the High Castle is phenomenal television in every sense.”
“This show has one of the best possible premises in the history of television.”
The Man in the High Castle stars Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Joel De La Fuente, Brennan Brown, Bella Heathcote, Callum Keith Rennie, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Rufus Sewell.
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