Amazon is opting to end The Man In The High Castle, one of its biggest original series, after its upcoming fourth season. The show, which stars Alexa Davalos and Rufus Sewell, has been showing us a parallel world where the Nazis won World War II since it launched in 2015.
Deadline Hollywood exclusively broke the news, sharing this poster that describes season 4 as ‘The Final Season’ of the show…
Amazon Studios exec Jennifer Salke said this about the cancellation:
“We are incredibly proud of all of the hard work from the massively talented executive producers, cast, crew, and everyone who has worked on The Man in the High Castle over the years […] With production ongoing on our fourth and final season, we can’t wait for fans to see how this final chapter in the story unfolds. The Man in the High Castle helped define Amazon Prime Video in the genre space, and we are grateful and excited that we’ll continue to be in business with Isa and Electric Shepherd Productions for future Philip K. Dick adaptations.”
Executive producer Isa Dick Hackett, the daughter of Philip K. Dick (whose novel inspired the show), said this:
“Well, I don’t know how much we can tell you in the way of plotting and such, but I will say we appreciate being able to have an exciting and satisfying culmination to the show. It’s a great opportunity to be able to sort of plot out the final season in the way that we have, with this extraordinary team. So, I do think that the fans will be thrilled and satisfied by it, but I can’t give away any specifics, unfortunately.”
Here’s a teaser for the upcoming final season:
And here’s a synopsis:
“The final season of The Man in the High Castle will be rocked by war and revolution. The Resistance becomes a full-blown rebellion, driven by Juliana Crain’s (Alexa Davalos) visions of a better world. A new Black insurgent movement emerges to fight the forces of Nazism and imperialism. As empires teeter, Chief Inspector Takeshi Kido (Joel De La Fuente) will find himself torn between his duty to his country and the bonds of family. Meanwhile, Reichsmarschall John Smith (Rufus Sewell) will be drawn towards the portal the Nazis have built to another universe, and the tantalizing possibility of stepping through a gateway to the path not taken.”
The final episodes will arrive this fall, and we’ll keep you posted as we hear more.