One of the biggest names in alt-history will soon be history. Amazon’s premiere genre TV offering, the Philip K. Dick adaptation The Man in the High Castle, is ending after its upcoming fourth season.
Though it famously brought speculative fiction to Amazon before other genre offerings like Lore, The Tick, or Hanna, according to Deadline, the 2015 “what-if” series (about an America ruled by the Axis powers after the latter won World War II) will close out with this fall’s final season.
Executive producer Isa Dick Hackett said that, “it has been a great privilege to work alongside our extraordinary High Castle team, in partnership with David Zucker and Scott Free, to bring my father’s classic novel to life, particularly during this tumultuous period in our real world. I believe fans will be thrilled and satisfied by the epic conclusion we have in store for them.” Cast and crew of the show recently found out about the cancellation, which some have begun sharing on social media.
“With production ongoing on our fourth and final season, we can’t wait for fans to see how this final chapter in the story unfolds,” Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke said. “The Man in the High Castle helped define Amazon Prime Video in the genre space, and we are grateful and excited that we’ll continue to be in business with Isa and Electric Shepherd Productions for future Philip K. Dick adaptations.”
These adaptations have so far included the anthology Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams alongside High Castle. As far as the future goes, executive producer David Zucker has a few ideas that tease that closing High Castle’s story isn’t the end of the universe.
“While we’re bringing this chapter to a conclusion,” Zucker said, “if one thinks beyond the final frames of this series, it is very provocative to think about what stories may come thereafter. Whether or not we all get to tell them or they get told in another incarnation in film and television, that’s for us to all see. However, I don’t think you can look at this as an absolute culmination because of the nature of the stories that we’re telling with that.”
The Man in the High Castle’s final season drops this fall on Amazon Prime.
The new trailer for season 3 of The Man In The High Castle will premiere tomorrow! I’ll be sure to add it to the site but make sure you are following the series twitter for the first glimpse. I’ve also added a new promotional image for season 3. Enjoy!
Alexa was at SDCC today promoting The Man In The High Castle Season 3. I can’t wait for the new season. Supposedly they showed an extended clip at the convention. We got lots of awesome photos. I’ve added them to the gallery and will add any more I come across to this post. So be sure to check out the links below. Big thanks to my friend Marie for some of these!
The Man in the High Castle returned to SDCC to preview its upcoming third season on Prime Video. This engaging panel featured cast and creator discussion, exclusive sneak peeks, and audience Q&A. Panelists included Alexa Davalos (Mob City), Rufus Sewell (Victoria), Jason O’Mara (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Stephen Root (Dallas & Robo) along with Executive Producers Isa Dick Hackett (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) and Dan Percival (Strike Back).
UPDATE #1: The Man In The High Castle will return October 5, 2018.
UPDATE #2: The Man In The High Castle has been renewed for season four.
UPDATE #3: The Man In The High Castle teaser trailer released.
July 21 – SDCC: Panel
July 21 – SDCC: IMDB Boat
July 21 – SDCC: Pizza Hut Lounge
July 21 – SDCC: Sirius XM
July 21 – SDCC: Variety
July 21 – SDCC: Photoshoot Session #32
July 21 – SDCC: Photoshoot Session #33
July 21 – SDCC: Photoshoot Session #34
July 21 – SDCC: Photoshoot Session #35
The Man In The High Castle is headed to SDCC! There is no news on if Alexa will be in attendance or what cast members will be there. It looks like it’s just a panel and not a screening. I’m so excited! Perhaps we will get season 3 news.
All the TV Panels and Screenings Headed to San Diego Comic-Con 2018
Cosplayers start your engines, San Diego Comic-Con is almost upon us!
Every summer, San Diego becomes a Mecca for nerd culture as thousands of fans hit up San Diego Comic-Con to celebrate their favorite comics, movies and TV shows. Even if you can’t make it to the con though, you can still fly your nerd flag by trolling twitter for pics, tuning into live streams of panels and, of course, following TV Guide for all the latest news and coverage.
To help guide your con experience, whether you’re on the ground or following from afar, here’s all the info you need about every TV panel headed to Comic-Con this summer.
Saturday, July 21:
4:15-5:15 p.m.: The Man in the High Castle panel (Room 6A)
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Amazon is picking up steam. The Man In The High Castle and The Grand Tour, both on Amazon are in the lead. Here are the full insights from Parrot Analytics.
For December 29, 2016 – January 4, 2017 – Top 5 Digital Original Series in the US and Average Demand Expressions™:
The Man In The High Castle, Netflix: 18,287,243
The Grand Tour, Netflix: 15,396,884
Stranger Things, Netflix: 14,620,216
Travelers, Netflix: 14,226,082
Marvel’s Luke Cage, Netflix: 8,423,077
Insights from Parrot:
• Over the holidays, Amazon Video titles did quite well, ranking first and second by average popularity. The Man in the High Castle, whose second season was released on December 16th, had about 19% more demand than The Grand Tour, which is still airing new episodes weekly.
• Though both Amazon series released new content recently, they still had only about 5% more demand than Netflix’s summer hit Stranger Things, which has remained solidly among the top digital originals six months after its premiere. Its demand may be high over the past few weeks because it was nominated for several Golden Globes, which will be announced on January 8th.
• A new science fiction series, Travelers, premiered on Netflix on December 23rd with only 2% less popularity than Stranger Things. In contrast, the older title Luke Cage had 40% less than Amazon’s science fiction series, but has remained in the top five due to its steady, high demand.
Amazon has ordered a third season of its original drama series The Man in the High Castle. Eric Overmyer, who developed for television and has executive produced Amazon’s popular drama series Bosch, has come on board as executive producer and showrunner for Season 3.
Overmyer fills the void left by the sudden departure of The Man in the High Castle developer/executive producer/showrunner Frank Spotnitz in the middle of production on Season 2 after reported clashes with the streaming service. There was no immediate replacement for Spotnitz at the time, with the existing producing team taking over his responsibilities.
After breaking streaming records for Amazon in Season 1, the second season of The Man in the High Castle premiered with the most viewers over its debut weekend of all scripted Amazon Original Series, according to the network.
“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.”
Based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternate history novel, season two of The Man in the High Castle, released on Dec. 16, 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.”
The Man in the High Castle stars Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Joel De La Fuente, Brennan Brown, Bella Heathcote, and Callum Keith Rennie, with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Rufus Sewell. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Richard Heus, Isa Dick Hackett and Daniel Percival serve as executive producers for Season 3 alongside Overmyer.
Overmyer’s series credits also include St. Elsewhere, Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order, The Wire, New Amsterdam and Treme, which he co-created with David Simon. With his colleagues, he has shared a WGA award and an Edgar award for The Wire, and a Peabody award and a PEN teleplay award for Treme.
The Satellite Awards released their list of award nominees and our favorite series made the list!
Game of Thrones – HBO
Outlander – Starz
The Walking Dead – AMC
Westworld – HBO
The Man in the High Castle – Amazon
Stranger Things – Netflix
Orphan Black – BBC America
Black Mirror – Netflix