Amazon’s alternate-history drama “Man in the High Castle” will end after its upcoming fourth season.
The final season was confirmed in an teaser, which you can watch above. It will stream on Amazon Prime this fall.
The series, based on Philip K. Dick’s book of the same name, depicts a world where the Allied Powers lost World War II and Nazi Germany was able to spread its influence across the globe. In the series, the United States has been dissolved and split between German and Japanese control, with those two countries essentially taking the place of the U.S. and Soviet Union during the decades-long Cold War.
“It has been a great privilege to work alongside our extraordinary ‘High Castle’ team, in partnership with David Zucker and Scott Free, to bring my father’s classic novel to life, particularly during this tumultuous period in our real world. I believe fans will be thrilled and satisfied by the epic conclusion we have in store for them,” said executive producer Isa Dick Hackett. “I am very grateful for the ongoing support from Amazon as we produce this final season, and look forward to building on this extremely successful partnership. Stay tuned; there’s more to come!”
The show includes storylines that focus on the growing political tensions between Japan and Germany over control of the U.S., as well as Americans who choose to join the Greater Reich (like Rufus Sewell’s character, John Smith) and those who join the underground resistance against the occupiers (like Alexa Davalos’ character, Juliana Crain).
“Man in the High Castle” introduced the idea of parallel worlds, making the argument that the world shown in the series is simply another, much darker, timeline than our own. In the third season, which has gone past Dick’s novel and included parts of his never-published sequel, featured a storyline where the Nazis — now a global superpower — building a machine to travel to other dimensions so they could conquer them as well.
The series was created by Frank Spotnitz, who left after the first season. Amazon did not have a showrunner for the second season and brought in “Bosch” creator Eric Overmyer to showrun the third season.