Philip K. Dick’s writing has been adapted to the screen on multiple occasions, including Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner,” Steven Spielberg’s “Minority Report” and most recently, the Amazon original series “The Man in the High Castle.” The series explores an alternative history of the world in which the Axis powers won World War II and the resistance that springs up to bring them down. The complete first season premiered last November and received mostly positive reviews. Now, the second season will premiere in just a few short weeks. Watch a four-minute recap of the first season below to get yourself ready for the new season.
The second season resumes with Juliana Crain facing the consequences of her decision to betray the Resistance and allow suspected Nazi agent Joe Blake to escape the Pacific States with a film originally bound for the Man in the High Castle. Meanwhile, Frank Frink becomes increasingly radicalized and drawn further into the resistance, Trade Minister Tagomi begins to regret his success in smuggling nuclear technology from the Reich and Chief Inspector Kido begins to take a greater interest in how all the pieces fit.
The series was created by Frank Spotnitz (“The X-Files”) and executive produced by David Zucker (“The Good Wife”) and Isa Dick Hackett (“The Adjustment Bureau”). It stars Alexa Davalos (“Angel”), Rupert Evans (“Hellboy”), Luke Kleintank (“Gossip Girl”), DJ Qualls (“Z Nation”) and more. The series was nominated for four Emmys and won two for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series and Outstanding Main Title Design.
The second season of “The Man in the High Castle” will premiere on Amazon Prime on December 16.