Philip K. Dick adaptation executive produced by Frank Spotnitz and stars Rufus Sewell
Amazon has renewed freshman drama “The Man in the High Castle” for a second season, TheWrap has learned.
The adaptation of the Philip K. Dick sci-fi classic imagines an alternative history that illustrates what life could have been, had the Allied Powers lost World War II. The United States has been divided into two parts — Japan controls the west coast while Germany controls much of the central and east coast — and terror reigns supreme.
The show takes place 20 years after the end of the war. There is tension building between Germany and Japan and the United States is becoming an unofficial battleground-a parallel to the role played by Eastern Europe and Asia during the era of the between the United States and the Soviet Union.
The pilot was directed by David Semel (“Madam Secretary,” “Heroes”) and written by Frank Spotnitz (“The X-Files”), who both serve as executive producers.
Season 2 of “Man in the High Castle” will premiere on Amazon in 2016.