Amazon has announced that The Man In The High Castle – set an alternate reality 1960s America where the Nazis and Japanese have sliced up and rule the United States – has been renewed for a third season, and it has a new showrunner too.
Not that the Philip K Dick adaptation suffered too badly from muddling through its second season without a showrunner, after the original incumbent, Frank Spotnitz, departed the show at start of the season. Okay, things sagged a bit in the middle episode but the series rallied to a quite awesome final couple of episodes. And if that’s what the team can achieve working as a gestalt entity with no bossman at the rudder (officially at least) let’s hope the newcomer doesn’t crack the whip too much.
The newcomer in question is Eric Ellis Overmyer, who’s previously worked as an executive producer on Treme, Bosch and The Affair – not a bad record, eh?
“As timely as ever, the exploration of characters at a dark point for humanity has provided incredible stories for two seasons,” says 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.”
We’re definitely excited go see where the show goes next. Seasons one and two are both currently available to watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video.
- The Man In The High Castle Season 2 Trailer