One of the more surprising delights of last year in television and streaming was Amazon’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s masterful science fiction novel The Man in the High Castle, which, along with Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle, cemented Amazon as a major house for original programming. Though the series doesn’t delight in the details of a parallel universe where the Axis powers won the war the way Dick’s classic did, it remains a propulsive, tense, and wonderfully written espionage thriller, with solid lead performances from the likes of Alexa Davalos, Rufus Sewell, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Rupert Evans.
So, Season 2 of The Man in the High Castle is one of the more anticipated returns of the TV year, though it’s not entirely clear if the program will return this year or in early 2017. And though there’s no real sense of what will happen in Season 2 in the first trailer for the new season, which you can take a look at below, there is a sense of dread conveyed that continues the underlying panic and paranoia that made the first season so addictive. Here’s hoping that the new season gets a release date soon, and that it’s as almost unbearably tense as Season 1.
Here’s the first trailer for The Man in the High Castle Season 2:
Here’s the official synopsis for The Man in the High Castle:
Based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternate history novel, one-hour drama series The Man in the High Castle explores what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. While Germany controls much of the East Coast and Japan controls the West Coast, the Rocky Mountains have become a “neutral zone”—and ground zero for a rebellion, led by a mysterious figure known only as “the Man in the High Castle.” Some citizens struggle against the fear, oppression and inequality—others accept their lives, as compromised and unfulfilling as they might be. But after a series of enigmatic films surface depicting a world vastly different from their own, some begin to question the very nature of their reality.