Amazon’s Emmy-winning alternate-history TV series The Man in the High Castle delivered the first footage from Season 3 during their New York Comic Con panel on Friday and SYFY WIRE got the chance to sit down with stars Alexa Davalos and Rufus Sewell to discuss what’s coming up next for their characters.
Davalos, who plays Juliana Crain on the sci-fi series based on the Philip K. Dick novel, opened up about how the appearance of her sister (at least another version of her since she died in Season 1) in the final minutes of the second season finale will set in motion what happens in the upcoming season.
"I think Abendsen (Stephen Root) did that very specifically to open her consciousness and her perception just enough to allow the unfolding of what happens in Season 3, which is a massive altering of her perception," Davalos said. "So it was a tangible, physical, visceral proof that there are other realities, there is no end."
Sewell also touched upon the fact that Obergruppenführer John Smith is now aware that there is a multiverse out there, and most likely at least another version of himself:
"I've often argued that if this is a show about alternate histories that he is someone who carries alternate history inside himself that he's in constant conflict with," Sewell explained. "If ever something happens historically, like most of us are aware of these days, of a diverging point one history that kinds could have gone one way or another, it's very tempting to think about what would have happened if we'd gone that other way. But I think he's very conscious of the man that he would have been otherwise, the man he used to be and he's in constant conflict and dialogue with that. So, the possibility that that other John Smith, who he wonders about, is out there, is something that chimes with him in a way."
The Man in the High Castle tells the story of what would have happened if Nazi Germany had won World War II, and Sewell explained that the show still resonates to this day. Have a look!
The Man in the High Castle will return sometime in 2018 on Amazon Prime.
Additional reporting by Nathalie Caron.