Friday, December 18, 2015

Amazon Renews 'The Man in the High Castle,' 'Red Oaks' and 'Hand of God'

Amazon has given second season renewals to three of its scripted series today - The Man in the High Castle, Red Oaks and Hand of God. The second seasons for all three shows will once again include 10 episodes.

An adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, The Man in the High Castle presents an alternate history where the United States lost World War II. Set in the 1960s, the West Coast is occupied by Imperial Japan and the East Coast is controlled by Nazi Germany.

The drama stars Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Joel de la Fuente, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Rufus Sewell.

The series was developed by Frank Spotnitz, who executive produces with Ridley Scott, Christian Baute, isa Dick Hackett, Stewart Mackinnon and Christopher Tricarico. Amazon Studios, Scott Free Productions, Electric Shepherd Productions, Headline Pictures and Picrow Reunion Pictures produce.

Created by Gregory Jacobs and Joe Gangemi, Red Oaks is a coming-of-age dramedy set in suburban New Jersey in 1985 as David Meyers, a college student and assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club, struggles to figure out what his future holds for him.

The comedy stars Craig Roberts, Jennifer Grey, Ennis Esmer, Gage Golightly, Oliver Cooper, Alexandra Socha, Richard Kind and Paul Reiser.

Jacobs and Gangemi executive produce with David Gordon Green and Steven Soderbergh. Amazon Studios produces.

Hand of God centers around Judge Pernell Harris, who suffers a mental breakdown and goes on a vigilante quest to find the rapist who tore his family apart by relying on "visions" he believes are being sent by God through his son.

The drama stars Ron Perlman, Dana Delany, Andre Royo, Garret Dillahunt, Alona Tal, Julian Morris, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Elizabeth McLaughlin.

Ben Watkins created the series which marked the television directorial debut of renowned filmmaker Marc Forster. Amazon Studios, Universal Television and Alcon Television Group produce.