What if the Nazis had won World War II? TV has changed over the past decade, but few shows nowadays are as risky as The Man in the High Castle. The first season of this Amazon Prime series was a huge hit, and it promises to repeat the success with its second run.
The show, based on Philip K. Dick’s dystopian novel, tells the story of an alternative history, one in which the Axis powers control the world. Set in the 1960s, the first season showed a United States dominated by the Nazis in the East and the Japanese in the West, with a neutral zone in between; a truly terrifying world.
This premise alone was enough to make the show extremely attractive to viewers, and its second season seems to be even bigger. It will be tricky, though, because while the first season had the novel to be based on, this second one completely departs from it (last season’s ending was just like the book’s ending).
But if you like the oddness of this story, you will love season 2: it will feature more science fiction aspects, and it will delve into alternative realities and parallel universes. There are moments in the show that make you wonder if there is something wrong with your brain, as one of the most likable characters (and one of the most complex) is a Nazi high-rank officer.
And Hitler is also in it, but he is just as despicable as he used to be, so don’t be worried you might like him, because you won’t.
One of the stars of the show, Rupert Evans (who plays Frank Frink) attended the preview screening of the season premiere in London and talked about what to expect from the next batch of episodes:
The Man in the High Castle is an unmissable show, so go and get Amazon Prime and binge-watch the first season before the second one comes out on Friday (December 16). It is a show that will make you glad that the Allies won the war, and one that shows you how awful the world could be if it fell into the wrong hands. Oh, wait…
The Man In The High Castle Season 2 is available on Amazon Prime Video from 16 December.