Amazon unveils full trailer for The Man in the High Castle Season 3
Staff Reporter | On 23, Aug 2018Reading time: 5 mins
The parallel universe just got a lot more complex. The Man in the High Castle returns for Season 3 this October, and with it comes the endless expanding options of multiple realities, as the alt-history drama delves further into the science fiction behind Philip K. Dick’s premise.
Based on his award-winning 1962 novel, Amazon’s series explores what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. Season 3 of the Emmy award-winning The Man in the High Castle finds Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) grappling with her destiny after seeking safety in the Neutral Zone. Realizing that their fates are intertwined, she works with Trade Minister Tagomi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) to interpret the mystery of the last remaining films. Meanwhile, as tensions between the Reich and the Empire continue to rise, Joe Blake (Luke Kleintank) returns from Berlin and is sent on a diplomatic mission to San Francisco, where he and Juliana reunite and come to a turning point in their relationship. Also in the new season, Obergruppenfuhrer John Smith (Rufus Sewell) finds himself celebrated by Nazi high society, but political forces are closing in as North American Reischsmarschall Lincoln Rockwell and J. Edgar Hoover plot against him. Helen (Chelah Horsdal) takes drastic action to protect her family while they struggle with the aftermath of Thomas’ death, and Smith learns of a shocking and ambitious new Nazi programme that has personal and global ramifications.
Alexa Davalos (Mob City), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars), DJ Qualls (Z Nation), Joel De La Fuente (Hemlock Grove), Brennan Brown (Focus), Bella Heathcote (The Neon Demon) Chelah Horsdal (You Me Her) and Jason O’Mara (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) star in SEason 3, alongside Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Revenge) and Rufus Sewell (Victoria). The series was developed by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), with Ridley Scott (The Martian), David W. Zucker (The Good Wife), Richard Heus (Ugly Betty), Isa Dick Hackett (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams), and Daniel Percival (Banished) serving as executive producers for season three. Additionally, Eric Overmyer (The Affair) serves as showrunner and executive producer.
The third season launches on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 5th October. Here’s the mind-bending new trailer, featuring Berlin-based artist Lxandra’s cover of U2’s hit song Pride (In the Name of Love).
Trailer: The Man in the High Castle Season 3 gets October release date
22nd July 2018
The Man in the High Castle Season 3 will premiere this October, Amazon confirmed at Comic-Con this weekend.
Amazon’s series, which is based on Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel, explores what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. Over its first two seasons, that vision of an alternate universe has only become more complex and more intriguing, partly due to its nuanced portrayal of John Smith (Rufus Sewell), SS officer and conflicted father to a sick son, and partly due to its teasing of the possibility of travelling between that alternate universe and our own.
Now, after a hiatus and some shifting roles behind the scenes, Amazon has finally confirmed Season 3’s release date, and it’s only a few months away.
EP Isa Dick Hackett announced at the show’s Comic-Con panel that Season 3 will be looking to new material for its third run, specifically two chapters of an incomplete sequel to Dick’s 1962 book, which Dick worked on.
Alongside Isa was fellow EP Dan Percieval, stars Alexa Davalos and Sewell, plus Stephen Root, who plays Hawthorne Abendsen (The Man in the High Castle), and newcomer Jason O’Mara, who will play a new male lead. Other new faces in the upcoming season include William Forsythe as J. Edgar Hoover and John Hans Tester as Dr. Josef Mengele.
Here’s the new trailer:
Sneak Peek: The Man in the High Castle Season 3 opens up new worlds
7th October 2017
The Man in the High Castle will open up a whole new world in its third season – and a new clip unveiled at New York Comic-Con gives us a taste of just how many new worlds there’ll be.
Amazon’s series, which is based on Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel, explores what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. Over its first two seasons, that vision of an alternate universe has only become more complex and more intriguing, partly due to its nuanced portrayal of John Smith (Rufus Sewell), SS officer and conflicted father to a sick son, and partly due to its teasing of the possibility of travelling between that alternate universe and our own. Now, a new clip unveiled at New York Comic-Con confronts the latter head on, as Smith is presented with new evidence that a multiverse theory really is true.
“Different versions of us exist in other worlds?” asks Smith.
The clip tells us little but promises a lot, as it shifts the potential for Amazon’s series to become even more science fiction-based, while also making it even more possible to comment on contemporary events or explore other societies.
“It’s such a horrifying thing,” said Exec Producer Isa Dick Hackett, Philip K Dick’s daughter, at the New York panel, when asked about dealing with Nazi iconography given the current events unfolding in the US. She added a quote from her father: “He said 40 years ago ‘The enemy is fascism wherever it exists,’ and that will be what we dive deep into with our storytelling.”
Deadline also reports that EP Dan Percival revealed the show once considered a storyline in North Africa, exploring how the Nazis conquered other countries, not just America, but they scrapped the idea because it would take the focus away from the series’ main characters. With multiple versions of the same characters now potentially out here, and multiple universes to find them in, you can bet that the Nazis won’t be looking upon the new worlds around them peacefully.
Season 3 of The Man in the High Castle is currently in production, with an expanded cast that includes a new male lead (Jason O’Mara) opposite Alexa Davalos and Rupert Evans and Rufus Sewell, William Forsythe as none other than J. Edgar Hoover, and John Hans Tester as Dr. Josef Mengele. The show will be released in 2018.