Our future belongs to those who change it. At least, that’s the core message underpinning the new trailer for The Man in the High Castle season 2, which is earmarked for a premiere on December 16.
Continuing to explore an alternate reality in which the Allies lost World War II, this latest teaser retraces the battle lines that have divided the United States between the Japanese Pacific States west of the Rockies and the Nazi puppet state. Between them lies a relatively peaceful gulf said to be home of The Man in the High Castle himself, but will season 2 offer a glimpse of this most mysterious figure? We’ll find out very soon indeed.
Based on Philip K. Dick’s 1962 alternate history novel, The Man in the High Castle season 2 experienced some creative turbulence during development. Six months ago, the departure of showrunner Frank Spotnitz forced production on a temporary hiatus, thankfully though, Amazon was able to steer the revisionist drama back on course without too much of a delay.
The Man in the High Castle season 2 will premiere via Amazon Video on December 16. It’ll run for ten episodes in total, and you can delve into the official synopsis, below.
Season two resumes with Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) facing the consequences of her decision to betray the Resistance and allow Joe Blake (Luke Kleintank), a suspected Nazi agent, to escape the Pacific States with a film originally bound for the Man in the High Castle. Joe himself returns a hero to the Reich and finds himself thrust into the Nazi capital of Berlin, face to face with the father who abandoned him. Meanwhile, Frank Frink (Rupert Evans) becomes increasingly radicalized and drawn further into the Resistance after seeing images of his own execution in the mysterious films.
With political tensions mounting between Germany and Japan, Trade Minister Tagomi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) begins to regret his success in smuggling nuclear technology from the Reich and seeks solace in the strange new world he discovered at the end of season one. Meanwhile, Obergruppenführer John Smith (Rufus Sewell) struggles to reconcile the values of the Reich with the deteriorating health of his son — all while tasked with a mission from the Führer for which failure is not an option. And Chief Inspector Kido (Joel de la Fuente) begins to take greater interest in the Man in the High Castle, the films, and how Juliana Crain is connected to it all…