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The Man in the High Castle Season 2 Review
For anyone who’s still on the fence about whether to check out the second season, here’s a spoiler free review which assures fans that The Man in the High Castle has not lost its thunder. Season 2 is just as amazing as the first! Even with many surprising changes to the mix, the show has stayed true to its nature.
After watching all ten episodes, plenty of questions will remain – no surprise there! To join in the speculation and get some possible answers that might clarify things, check out this analysis and finale explanation and decide for yourself if you agree with the direction predicted for season 3, should there be one.
The Man in the High Castle Season 2 News: The Latest
EXCLUSIVE: Why did showrunner Frank Spotnitz exit the The Man in the High Castle? He revealed his reasoning in an exclusive interview with Den of Geek.
So who is the titular man in the high castle? It appears Amazon found its man. Actor Stephen Root will take on the role in season 2 according to reports. Root is known for roles in Office Space, Dodgeball, King of the Hill, and a turn on Boardwalk Empire.
The Man in the High Castle season 2 began its publicity with the following striking poster for the second season of the hit drama based on the novel by Philip K. Dick:
The Man in the High Castle Season 2 Release Date
The Man in the High Castle Season 2 will arrive on December 16, 2016. The season will consist of 10 episodes.
The Man in the High Castle Season 2 Trailer
The Man in the High Castle has an official teaser trailer.
Amazon released the below trailer for The Man in the High Castle season 2 right around New York Comic Con. The video teases several plotlines: Juliana is defecting to the Reich, Joe wants to resign, and Tagomi is still struggling with his trippy vision from last season. Things are getting a lot worse for these characters in general. Check out the trailer below:
The below clip also shows a new match-up: Juliana meeting the dastardly John Smith for the very first time. It’s a very tense moment:
Executive producer Ridley Scott gave an intro to season two in a special video:
The Man in the High Castle Season 2 Production Notes
Earlier this year, we got the bombshell report out of Amazon Studios that Frank Spotnitz was stepping down as showrunner of The Man in the High Castle. Click here for the full story.
The analysis: This may not be as huge of a story as it sounds. Spotnitz was already considered a hands-off showrunner, doing much of his work on the series remotely. He’ll remain on as executive producer, free of the day-to-day grind, but still able to consult on a series he heavily helped shape. The series’ will remain under the steady hands of the people who brought Philip K. Dick’s story to life in season one.
Elsewhere, all has been quiet on the casting news front for the upcoming second season of High Castle. The first reported newcomer will play what appears to be a major role as a key, but mostly absent, figure in Joe’s life.
Sebastian Roche has been cast in a recurring role according to Deadline. The French actor is best known for The CW’s The Originals and his long tenure on the ABC soap General Hospital. He’ll take on the role of Joe’s estranged father, a “wealthy, high-ranking Nazi official based in Berlin who wants to reconnect with his son but would not blink twice about the extermination of the enemies of the Reich.”
When we with spoke with (now solely executive producer) Frank Spotnitz last year, he alluded to the idea that the world of High Castle could extend far beyond the Third Reich or Pacific States.
“There are glimpses of what’s going on with the rest of the planet in the first season,” Spotnitz told Den of Geek. “There are so many issues to explore and it is science fiction so the reason to tell the story is to reflect back on the world we live in right now.”
For more from this interview, we wrote a feature on where The Man in the High Castle Season 2 can go.
For our coverage of The Man in the High Castle season one, click here.