THE MAN IN THE HIGH CAS­TLE

Who’s the man?

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - 2016 Tv Preview - Richard Ed­wards

SEA­SON 2 US BROAD­CAST Ama­zon Prime, TBC UK BROAD­CAST Ama­zon Prime, TBC

re­turn­ing SHOW! The Man In The

High Cas­tle may be based on a rel­a­tively thin Philip K Dick novel, but the peo­ple be­hind the Ama­zon Prime adap­ta­tion clearly think there’s enough ma­te­rial there to sus­tain a sec­ond sea­son. in­deed, this year the “what if the Al­lies lost the war?” drama will look be­yond the nazi/Ja­panese-ruled united States to ex­plore the wider world. “We will ex­plore what’s go­ing on in other places on the planet, over time,” re­veals pro­ducer (and Dick’s daugh­ter) isa Dick Hack­ett. “it’s very im­por­tant to know what else is hap­pen­ing out there. And we are def­i­nitely dig­ging in deeper in the South­ern states, and ex­plor­ing what that feels like for the de­feated peo­ple.”

We’ll also meet the mys­te­ri­ous, epony­mous Man, who’s col­lect­ing news­reels that fea­ture glimpses of al­ter­nate re­al­i­ties where the war had a dif­fer­ent re­sult. “it’s not Hitler,” laughs Dick Hack­ett. “But if you read the book, you’ll know it’s not Hitler. We’ll just dig deeper into the mythol­ogy around the films, and kind of get into that space a lit­tle more than we did last sea­son.”

As for the ques­tion of whether those par­al­lel worlds will bleed into the show’s prin­ci­pal time­line, Dick Hack­ett is slightly more eva­sive. “Are you ask­ing if it’s go­ing to go way sci-fi? You’ll have to watch. We did see the dif­fer­ent re­al­i­ties at the end of last sea­son, so it’s a good ques­tion to ask!”

That Nazi regime just keeps on do­ing bad stuff.

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