Less than three weeks after its second season’s release, Amazon Studios has already green-lit the disconcertingly timely and Nazi-centric The Man in the High Castle for a third season, to air later this year.
Replacing previous showrunner Frank Spotnitz is Eric Overmeyer (The Affair, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire), who will also serve as executive producer on the new season of the alternate-history drama, which takes place in a United States divided equally between Germany and Japan after their mutual victory in World War II.
Spotnitz departed the series last year during the production of season two, which recently hit Amazon Instant Video on Dec. 16, 2016. His exit came more than a year after developing the streaming series, based on Philip K. Dick’s novel of the same name.
The third season will release at an as-yet-unspecified time in 2017. Joe Lewis, Amazon Studio’s head of comedy and drama, commented today:
As timely as ever, the exploration of characters at a dark point for humanity has provided incredible stories for two seasons. Eric and his team are doing an incredible job crafting stories about the inner lives of those who struggle to do good in a world that is not. We couldn’t be more excited to bring season three to customers in 2017.
The Man in the High Castle’s second season received the highest number of viewers over its debut weekend compared to all other Amazon Original Series that premiered this year, according to today’s press release. The show stars Alexa Davalos (Mob City), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars) and Rupert Evans (American Pastoral).