THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE
Who’s the man?
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.