Man In The High Castle, The (Amazon 2015, Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans)

Based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternative history, The Man in the High Castle considers the question of what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. Almost 20 years after that loss, the United States and much of the world has now been split between Japan and Germany, the major hegemonic states. But the tension between these two powers is mounting, and this stress is playing out in the western U.S.

Through a collection of characters in various states of posing (spies, sellers of falsified goods, others with secret identities), The Man in the High Castle provides an intriguing tale about life and history as it relates to authentic and manufactured reality.

From Amazon’s press release, January 2017… Amazon today announced it has greenlit a third season of the original dramatic series The Man in the High Castle. Additionally, Eric Overmyer (Treme, Bosch, The Affair) will serve as showrunner and executive producer for this new season. Seasons one and two of the Emmy Award-winning drama series are now available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK, Germany and Austria.

Following in the footsteps of its first season, Season Two of The Man in the High Castle premiered with the most viewers over its debut weekend of all scripted Amazon Original Series. The Man in the High Castle 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).

“As timely as ever, the exploration of characters at a dark point for humanity has provided incredible stories for two seasons,” said 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.”

Alexa Davalos as Juliana Crain
Rufus Sewell as John Smith
Rupert Evans as Frank Frink
Cary Tagawa as Tagomi
D.J. Qualls as Ed McCarthy
Geoffrey Blake as Doc
Joel de la Fuente as Inspector Kido
Luke Kleintank as Joe Blake
Michael Rispoli as Don Warren

key behind the scenes crew
Christian Baute as Executive Producer
Christopher Tricarico as Executive Producer
David Semel as Executive Producer/Director of pilot
David W. Zucker as Executive Producer
Frank Spotnitz as Creator/Executive Producer
Isa Dick Hackett as Executive Producer
Jordan Sheehan as CO-Executive Producer
Kalen Egan as CO-Executive Producer
Philip K. Dick as Original author
Ridley Scott as Executive Producer
Stewart Mackinnon as Executive Producer

show type

broadcast from
15 January 2015 – continuing

network and production companies
Amazon Prime – Electric Shepherd Productions – FremantleMedia North America – Headline Pictures – Scott Free Productions

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