The Man in the High Castle

Amazon Releases New ‘The Man in the High Castle’ Trailers, Second Episode


During Amazon’s “pilot season” this past January, viewers were treated to the first episode of The Man in the High Castle, an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s 1963 Hugo Award-winning novel of the same name. The novel (and the show) tell the story of an alternate history where the Axis powers emerged victorious from WWII and divided the United States into two distinct territories–the Eastern states are held in the iron grip of Nazi Germany, while the rising sun of Japan flies over the Western states–with the Rocky Mountains acting as a buffer zone in-between.

United States, 1962.
The United States in 1962 as it is in the world of The Man in the High Castle.

A month after their pilot showdown finished, Amazon Studios announced that thanks to an overwhelmingly positive response from viewers, a full season of The Man in the High Castle would move into production. Now, Amazon has released a new trailer for the series (titled “What If”) that offers a compelling, spooky look at some of the tension we can expect from the show.

Earlier this month, they had released “Defiance,” another trailer teasing some of the show’s plot threads. Both shorts feature eerie pop music re-imaginings that really fit the overall tone of what the series promises.

The full slate of The Man in the High Castle episodes will be ready for streaming through Amazon Prime on November 20, but you can watch the first two episodes of the series, titled “The New World” and “Sunrise,” right now during its preview weekend.

The Man in the High Castle, 11/20

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