Amazon’s original series The Man in the High Castle was just renewed for a second season last week. Now, Amazon has announced that the alternative history drama is the website’s most-streamed original show ever.
All 10 episodes of the drama were released on Amazon on November 20th.
Based on Philip K. Dick’s novel of the same name, The Man in the High Castle is set in an alternative history where Germany and Japan won World War II. The series stars Rufus Sewell, Rupert Evans, and Alexa Davalos.
The second season of The Man in the High Castle will premiere sometime in 2016.
Here’s the official announcement:
SEATTLE — Dec. 21, 2015 — (NASDAQ: AMZN) — Amazon today announced that Amazon Original Series The Man in the High Castle, recently renewed for a second season, is the most-streamed original show ever by Prime members globally. The show broke a previous record set by Amazon Original Series Bosch–which is launching its second season next year. Based on the award-winning book by Philip K. Dick, developed by Frank Spotnitz and Executive Produced by Scott Free Productions’ Ridley Scott and David Zucker, along with Isa Dick Hackett, the show is available exclusively on Amazon Prime.
In addition, The Man in the High Castle has received outstanding critical acclaim:
· “…Amazon has the best new drama of the season in The Man in the High Castle.” USA Today, Robert Bianco
· “The Man in the High Castle accomplishes so much, where most new broadcast TV dramas these days don’t even try.” NPR, David Bianculli
· “The series is a bold leap into big-saga TV for Amazon…It’s serious-minded sci-fi that’s stylish and strange and soulful, and only grows more rewarding over time.” Entertainment Weekly, Jeff Jensen
· “Castle has the feel of a classic…cannily contriving suspenseful cliffhangers at the end of each hour to drive viewers to the next chapter.” TV Guide, Matt Roush
“We’re very proud of this outstanding series created by Frank Spotnitz, Scott Free and Isa Dick Hackett, which Amazon customers around the world have enthusiastically embraced, and we look forward to the second season,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios. “We hoped that once again bringing together the work of Philip K. Dick and the vision of Ridley Scott – who brought us the classic film Blade Runner – would help deliver on our promise of creating some of the best television in the world for Prime customers, and we believe that it has.”
What do you think? Do you watch The Man in the High Castle? Are you excited there will be another season?