Actual television networks are not even purveying some of the best television programs that you can find these days. We have spoken at great lengths about the success Netflix has experienced in creating their own original content, but Amazon has similarly produced arguably some of the best shows available. In particular, their recent historical drama The Man in the High Castle has become one of the most acclaimed new shows of the year. If you’re a fan of the show, fret not about its future, because there's definitely more on the way next year.

The immense success of The Man in the High Castle has not gone unnoticed by Amazon, and with audiences clamoring for more, the company has announced that they will produce a second season of the show that will be made available for stream sometime within the next year.

Originally based on a novel by Phillip K. Dick – the go-to dystopian author – the series centers upon an alternate history in which the Nazis and the Japanese imperial army actually won WWII. They have taken the United States, with the Germans controlling the east coast, and the Japanese taking over the west coast. Picking up in an alternate version of the 1960s, the show follows a group of individuals as they endeavor to uncover the truth about the war, while resisting the tyrannical forces that have taken over the once-free U.S. What ultimately makes the series so appealing is the way the creative forces behind the show have taken real-life events, and bastardized them in a fantastical, yet chillingly realistic manner.

It’s not exactly shocking news to learn that the show will return for a second season. Critics and audiences alike have heaped large amounts of praise for the original drama series, and the pilot has gone on to become Amazon’s most watched pilot since the service began producing original content. Beyond the show’s high quality – and we cannot stress enough just how high that is – is it’s controversial marketing campaign. Numerous advertisements were recently pulled from New York subways for their use of Nazi imagery, which many people found to be offensive. However, considering the success of the show, we’re willing to bet that the producers got exactly what they wanted out of that campaign.

So, fans of The Man in the High Castle rejoice, the show has made a serious impression and will be sticking around not only to entertain, but also to serve as a sobering reminder of what could have happened back in the days of WWII. We here at Cinema Blend will keep you posted on any and all developments related to the new season as they become available, so stay tuned!

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