The second season of Amazon’s hit alternate-history Man in the High Castle was just released last month, but there are already plans for a third season. Amazon Studios announced today that they’ve greenlit another season of the show, which will likely debut next year.
The second season of High Castle actually set a record on Amazon Prime for the number of viewers for an original, scripted series over a debut weekend – a record set by the same show a year earlier. Amazon claims it’s the most streamed Amazon original to date.
If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s based on a 1960s book of the same name, and set in world where the United States lost World War II. The East coast of the US is Japanese territory and the west coast run by the Nazis, with a neutral zone in the middle. A small resistance is growing though, led by a shadowy figure known as “The Man in the High Castle.”
The show’s third season will also bring a new showrunner. This time around, it will be Eric Overmyer, who has developed other TV shows (St. Elsewhere, Law & Order, The Wire) and was the executive producer for the Amazon drama series Bosch.