Awesome news this morning, you guys! Amazon has officially greenlit a third season for its Emmy-winning alt-history TV series The Man in the High Castle, with a new showrunner coming on board.
Eric Overmyer (Boardwalk Empire, Bosch) has been tapped to serve as executive producer and showrunner for Season 3, replacing Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), who left production in the middle of Season 2 after apparently clashing with Amazon. Spotnitz wasn’t replaced at the time of his departure, and the remaining producing team took over the gig for the rest of production.
Based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, The Man in the High Castle delivered a solid second season (I thought it was an improvement over Season 1) with all 10 episodes released back in mid-December. The fact that the season ended with multiple storylines left open means the renewal will no doubt come as a huge relief to fans of the series (I happen to love the show, so that news is like a New Year's gift wrapped with a pretty pink bow). Here's an official statement about the renewal:
“As timely as ever, the exploration of characters at a dark point for humanity has provided incredible stories for two seasons,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy and Drama, Amazon Studios. “Eric and his team are doing an incredible job crafting stories about the inner lives of those who struggle to do good in a world that is not.”
The Man in the High Castle stars Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Joel De La Fuente, Brennan Brown, Bella Heathcote, Callum Keith Rennie, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Rufus Sewell and is executive-produced by Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Richard Heus, Isa Dick Hackett and Daniel Percival. Are you excited that the show will return for Season 3?