Posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
America’s future is looking awfully murky right now, so why not enjoy a look back at our past? Not our actual past, though — a horrifying alternate version of our past in which the Allies lost World War II, leaving America to be taken over by Japan and Germany. Yep, The Man in the High Castle is on its way back to Amazon Video for season two, and we’ve got the new trailer right here.
The Man in the High Castle Season 2 Trailer
Okay, so maybe The Man in the High Castle isn’t the most comforting binge-watch at this point in time. What seemed like an amusingly fantastical premise last year, suddenly feels a lot less distant in a world where our incoming president has earned the enthusiastic approval of actual Nazis. But there are glimmers of hope here, too, as our heroes refuse to take their oppression lying down.
Season one saw Juliana (Alexa Davalos) getting caught up in the American resistance after coming into possession of a film reel depicting a world where the Allied powers won World War II. The ten episodes went through plenty of twists and turns, culminating in a dramatic season finale that tossed one last bombshell into the mix: in the very last seen, Tagomi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) opened his eyes to find himself in an alternate version of the 1960s (that is, a 1960s like the one we had in real life, where the Allies won the war).
So what can we expect from season two? Here’s the official synopsis:
Season two resumes with Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) facing the consequences of her decision to betray the Resistance and allow Joe Blake (Luke Kleintank), a suspected Nazi agent, to escape the Pacific States with a film originally bound for the Man in the High Castle. Joe himself returns a hero to the Reich and finds himself thrust into the Nazi capital of Berlin, face to face with the father who abandoned him. Meanwhile, Frank Frink (Rupert Evans) becomes increasingly radicalized and drawn further into the Resistance after seeing images of his own execution in the mysterious films.
With political tensions mounting between Germany and Japan, Trade Minister Tagomi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) begins to regret his success in smuggling nuclear technology from the Reich and seeks solace in the strange new world he discovered at the end of season one. Meanwhile, Obergruppenführer John Smith (Rufus Sewell) struggles to reconcile the values of the Reich with the deteriorating health of his son — all while tasked with a mission from the Führer for which failure is not an option. And Chief Inspector Kido (Joel de la Fuente) begins to take greater interest in the Man in the High Castle, the films, and how Juliana Crain is connected to it all…
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