Amazon Renews its Most-Watched Original Series, The Man in the High Castle, For a Second Season

TV News
Share Tweet Submit Pin

Big—if unsurprising—news from Amazon, where The Man in the High Castle has been renewed for a second season. The show, which is loosely based on a Philip K. Dick novel and imagines an alternative history where the axis powers won World War Two and occupied America, is Amazon’s most-watched original series ever.

Before its Nov. 20 release, the show was most famous for a misguided marketing campaign that saw seats on a New York City shuttle adorned with symbols of Nazi Germany. Turns out, nobody wants to see swastikas on their morning commute. Now that the show is out, though, it’s garnered mostly positive reviews. It was created by Frank Spotnitz of X-Files fame, and stars Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, Rupert Evans, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Joel de la Fuente and DJ Qualls.

Amazon just announced that the show had eclipsed its previous record for viewership, though exact numbers were not made available. High Castle, along with Transparent, is at the forefront of Amazon’s original programming, which includes several new shows set to debut in 2016.

Recently in TV