By Evan DeSimone
Amazon Prime Video is having a moment with it original series “The Man In The High Castle.”
The streamer announced today that it has greenlit a second season the show, which debuted on Nov. 20. Additionally, it revealed that the series had the most viewed premiere in Amazon Prime’s history. Amazon fell short of revealing any exact viewership numbers for the series, but noted that it had topped “Bosch,” the previous premiere record holder. That also places “The Man In The High Castle” ahead of Amazon’s de facto flagship property, the critical and awards season darling “Transparent.”
Based on a novel by Philip K. Dick, “The Man in the High Castle is set in an alternate timeline in which the Allied Forces lost World War II, leaving the United States an occupied territory. The series has been praised for its detailed renderings of an alternate timeline in which the east coast of the United States is ruled by Nazi Germany and the west coast is under the control of a resurgent Imperial Japan.
“The Man In The High Castle” is currently available to Amazon Prime subscribers in the U.S., the U.K., Germany,and Austria. The series is available through the Amazon Prime video app on connected TVs and other devices and can be downloaded for mobile consumption on iOS or Android-enabled devices.