Amazon Video has released the first sneak peek at The Man in the High Castle season 3 ahead of the show's debut next year. The critically-acclaimed and Emmy award-winning series, loosely based on the 1962 alternative history novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick, premiered in 2015 and essentially presents a what-if scenario. What if the Axis powers - namely Japan and Nazi Germany - had defeated the Allies during World War II and conquered the United States, and subsequently split the country's territory across the Rocky Mountains?
The Man in the High Castle takes place in that reality, though some people are aware that alternate realities exist in which the Axis powers had lost the war - and they know that from either traversing across the multiverse and seeing the reality for themselves (e.g. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa's Trade Minister Nobusuke Tagomi), or by watching film reels that come from that reality. Those films come from the eponymous Man in the High Castle himself, and obtaining them is the utmost priority for every party involved, from the Nazi high-command to the revolutionaries on the ground.
The Man in the High Castle was renewed for season 3 earlier this year, shortly after season 2 premiered. And to get the ball rolling on promoting the new chapter, Amazon Video released the first season 3 sneak peek during their panel at New York Comic Con 2017 this afternoon. You can watch the video in the section above.
The Man in the High Castle season 2 ended on a high note, with Adolf Hitler murdered and with Heinrich Himmler and Obergruppenführer John Smith assuming command of the Third Reich. Smith was then given access to the late Führer's collection of film reels, presumably from various realities, and the new sneak peek (above) seems to indicate that he at least knows about these alternate realities.
Interestingly, though, it seems that the Nazis are no longer preoccupied with controlling the spread of these films but rather trying to discover the secret to travel into these alternate realities. It's possible that the series is leading up to a Fringe-like showdown between worlds, though the threat to Obergruppenführer Smith's world appears to be more intellectual than physical. After all, what would people do if they knew that there was a world in which the Axis powers had lost the war and the Nazis had been defeated? Surely, a revolution would be at hand.
The Man in the High Castle premieres in 2018 on Amazon Prime Video.
Source: Amazon Video