Amazon has confirmed the dramatic series The Man in the High Castle will return for a third season. The series’ second season was released on December 16, 2016 and, according to Amazon, season two’s first weekend in release drew in more viewers than any other Amazon scripted original series in 2016. Amazon also announced four-time Writers Guild nominee Eric Overmyer will be the new showrunner for season three of The Man in the High Castle.
The Man in the High Castle is based on Philip K. Dick’s award-winning novel and was developed for television by The X-Files‘ Frank Spotnitz. Overmyer, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Richard Heus, Isa Dick Hackett, and Daniel Percival are on board as season three executive producers. The series 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.
“As timely as ever, the exploration of characters at a dark point for humanity has provided incredible stories for two seasons,” stated Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy and Drama, Amazon Studios. “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 Season Two Plot: 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.