‘Man in the High Castle’ Lands Season 3, New Showrunner

Amazon recruits from within: “Bosch’s” Eric Overmyer is now lead executive producer

Last Updated: January 3, 2017 @ 8:55 AM

Amazon has renewed “The Man in the High Castle” for a third season, and it’s also found a new showrunner for the alternate-history series.

The streaming platform recruited from within, tapping “Bosch” executive producer Eric Overmyer (“The Affair,” “Treme”). He’ll replace Frank Spotnitz, who left the role mid-production on Season 2.

“As timely as ever, the exploration of characters at a dark point for humanity has provided incredible stories for two seasons,” said Joe Lewis, head of Comedy and Drama, Amazon Studios. “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 3 to customers in 2017.”

“The Man in the High Castle” stars Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Joel De La Fuente, Brennan Brown, Bella Heathcote, and Callum Keith Rennie, with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Rufus Sewell.

The series was developed by Spotnitz, with Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Richard Heus, Isa Dick Hackett, and Daniel Percival serving as executive producers for Season 3.

Based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternate history novel, Season 2 of the one-hour drama series continued to explore 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 resistance, led by a mysterious figure known only as “the Man in the High Castle.”

While 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.