‘The Man in the High Castle’ Season 2: DJ Qualls Interview

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Man in the High Castle season 2 DJ Qualls and Rupert Evans

DJ Qualls and Rupert Evans in ‘The Man in the High Castle’ season 2 (Photo Credit: Liane Hentscher/Amazon Prime Video)

DJ Qualls reprises his role as Ed McCarthy in season two of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, the dramatic thriller based on Philip K. Dick’s award-winning novel. Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Rupert Evans also return for the show’s second season which is set to premiere on December 16, 2016. The upcoming season will consist of 10 one-hour episodes and during the San Diego Comic Con, DJ Qualls provided a little insight into what’s going to happen to his character during the new season. Qualls also discussed acting and how he approaches roles during our lengthy interview at Comic Con.

The Season 2 Plot: 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…


Season two resumes with Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) facing the consequences of her decision to betray the Resistance and allow Joe Blake (Luke Kleintank), a suspected Nazi agent, to escape the Pacific States with a film originally bound for the Man in the High Castle. Joe himself returns a hero to the Reich and finds himself thrust into the Nazi capital of Berlin, face to face with the father who abandoned him. Meanwhile, Frank Frink (Rupert Evans) becomes increasingly radicalized and drawn further into the resistance after seeing images of his own execution in the mysterious films.

With political tensions mounting between Germany and Japan, Trade Minister Tagomi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) begins to regret his success in smuggling nuclear technology from the Reich and seeks solace in the strange new world he discovered at the end of season one. Meanwhile, Obergruppenführer John Smith (Rufus Sewell) struggles to reconcile the values of the Reich with the deteriorating health of his son— all while tasked with a mission from the Fuhrer for which failure is not an option. And Chief Inspector Kido (Joel De La Fuente) begins to take greater interest in the Man in the High Castle, the films, and how Juliana Crain is connected to it all…

Check out the video below for what Qualls had to say about being a part of The Man in the High Castle and much more:





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