10:17am PT by Natalie Jarvey
Amazon Renews 'The Man in the High Castle' For Second Season
Amazon is high on The Man in the High Castle.
The streamer has renewed the dystopian drama for a 10-episode second season less than a month after the first season's premiere.
Man in the High Castle, an adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, presents an alternate history where the United States has 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 series, which is written by Frank Spotnitz (X-Files), stars Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Rufus Sewell and Joel de la Fuente. Spotnitz, Ridley Scott and Dick's daughter, Isa Dick Hackett executive produce.
The pilot for Man in the High Castle was the most-watched pilot in Amazon history, studio chief Roy Price said in February when announcing the pickup of the series. The 10-episode first season premiered in full to Amazon Prime members on Nov. 20.
Amazon came under fire in November after it wrapped the seats on a New York City 42nd Street shuttle train in symbols of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. The ads were ultimately removed in late November.