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The Man in the High Castle is drawing to a close. The Amazon series will wrap up its run with a fourth and final season. That season has yet to premiere. When it does, it will mark the closing chapter for the dystopian drama.

Why is the highly lauded series ending? It has been cancelled by Amazon, per a Deadline exclusive. Unlike some recent series that have chosen to end their run, Man in the High Castle’s fate was not of its own making.

The Man in the High Castle was cancelled with the report saying those involved with the show were given the news during the “past couple of days.” Those names included the series’ showrunners and its cast. While undoubtedly a blow to the series’ fans, they will have another season to watch before it is over.

Will that conclusion be satisfying? One of The Man in the High Castle’s executive producers, Isa Dick Hackett, expressed her belief that it will. Philip K. Dick’s daughter is one of the executive producers of the adaptation. The TV series is based on Philip K. Dick’s novel, also titled The Man in the High Castle.

Is this the end of the series’ universe? Man in the High Castle executive producer, David Zucker, weighed in on the potential for continuations. Speaking to the possibility in the same report as the cancellation news, Zucker said:

I think Isa and I both feel that there is a lot more story to tell in this kind of world. While we’re bringing this chapter to a conclusion, if one thinks beyond the final frames of this series, it is very provocative to think about what stories may come thereafter. Whether or not we all get to tell them or they get told in another incarnation in film and television, that’s for us to all see. However, I don’t think you can look at this as an absolute culmination because of the nature of the stories that we’re telling with that.

While The Man in the High Castle may be over, it sounds as though its executive producers feel there is more to explore in the world of the series. Mentioning what stories could come after the series’ finale, he muses that they may get a chance to be told in the future.

Based on what David Zucker expressed, he is also open to the possibility that if those stories are told via continuations, they may not take place in a strictly televised format. He mentions the potential of a film incarnation alongside TV. As for the finale, that is where things get interesting.

While Isa Dick Hackett mentions fans being “satisfied” with the conclusion, David Zucker referred to the final season as not being an “absolute culmination.” It does seem as though fans can hope for a conclusion, though.

However, it does not sound as though it will be a close-ended one. As in, there may be a sense that the characters’ stories are far from over when the credits roll on the final episode. That is just my take, though, and could be way off the mark.

Those kinds of endings do give viewers a sense of closure, all without completely closing the door on the characters that viewers have invested all of this time on. There does seem to be hope the story could be revisited in the future. You can check out the trailer for Season 4 below:

Season 4 of The Man in the High Castle will premiere this fall on Amazon. In the meantime, television viewers will have a lot of new TV content to make their way through in the midseason.

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