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Amazon Studios has a new top show.
Dystopian drama The Man in the High Castle has become Amazon’s most-streamed original series with Prime members since its Nov. 20 debut, besting a record previously held by Titus Welliver-starrer Bosch.
Amazon — which does not disclose the size of its subscriber base — did not reveal now many people watched High Castle during its first month of availability on the $99-a-year subscription service.
Amazon recently announced that it has renewed High Castle, which has the most-watched pilot of all Amazon originals, for a second, 10-episode season.
High Castle is an adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, which imagines a world where the United States lost World War II and is now occupied by Nazi Germany on the East Coast and Imperial Japan on the West Coast. The series was created by Frank Spotnitz and was executive produced by Ridley Scott, David Zucker and Dick’s daughter, Isa Dick Hackett. It stars Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, Rupert Evans, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Joel de la Fuente and DJ Qualls.
“We’re very proud of this outstanding series created by Frank Spotnitz, Scott Free and Isa Dick Hackett, which Amazon customers around the world have enthusiastically embraced, and we look forward to the second season,” said Amazon Studios vp Roy Price.
The series is part of a growing originals initiative from Amazon that includes Golden Globe and Emmy winner Transparent, Golden Globe nominee Mozart in the Jungle and a slate of recently picked up series such as Good Girls Revolt.
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