Amazon brought fans back to the Greater Reich Saturday during its panel for “The Man in the High Castle” at Comic-Con 2018, giving fans new details and a release date for the show’s third season.
That date is Oct. 5, and according to the Comic-Con panel, it marks when the Nazis of the show will start trying to find their way into other parallel universes, like those in which they didn’t prevail in World War II — realities like ours.
Based on Philip K. Dick’s novel of the same name, “The Man in the High Castle” imagines a scenario in which the Allies lost World War II, and the U.S. is divided between the Third Reich and Japanese control. It digs into both the conflict between American resistance fighters and American Nazi officers, and the growing tensions between Japan and Germany now that the world is under their control.
Along with the release date and new footage of the show, the Comic-Con panel gave a deeper sense of what fans can expect in Season 3. The Nazis have discovered that parallel universes exist, including some where they didn’t win World War II. They’re exploring the “anomaly” that links the universes, and as star Alexa Davalos said during the panel, the Nazis aren’t just looking to visit the parallel worlds — they’re looking to conquer them.
Dick’s daughter, Isa Hackett, also hinted that the release date might be significant. She said the team on “The Man in the High Castle” was hoping to get “a really great release date,” and they did — but it’s not immediately clear what the significance of Oct. 5 is to the show.