Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Amazon Renews 'The Man in the High Castle' for Season 3

Just a few weeks after dropping its second season, Amazon has renewed its original drama series The Man in the High Castle for a third season. The network has also tapped Eric Overmyer (Bosch, Treme) to replace Frank Spotnitz as showrunner for the new season.

"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 Half Hour and Drama Series, Amazon. "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 3 to customers in 2017."

Based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, the drama imagines a world where the U.S. lost World War II and is now occupied by Nazi Germany on the East Coast and Imperial Japan on the West Coast.

The cast includes Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Joel De La Fuente, Brennan Brown, Bella Heathcote, Callum Keith Rennie, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Rufus Sewell.

Executive producers include Overmyer, Spotnitz, Ridley Scott, Christian Baute, Isa Dick Hackett, Stewart Mackinnon and Christopher Tricarico.

Spotnitz exited the series midway through the second season due to creative and production issues. The remainder of the second season was run by the writers' room with no one individual being called the official showrunner. That, of course, will change with Season 3 with the hiring of Overmyer, who has also served as showrunner on all three seasons of Amazon's drama Bosch (which is already renewed for Season 4).