Warning: SPOILERS below for The Man in the High Castle Seasons 1-3!
The Man in the High Castle season 4 is highly anticipated after the third season of Amazon's alt-history drama dove deeper into alternate histories, multiverses, and skewed allegiances, so what can we expect to come next? Thankfully, despite the delay leading up to season 3, filming is already underway on the fourth season, so we have a good idea of what's in the pipeline.
Based on the novel from Philip K. Dick, the author behind several stories that were adapted into beloved sci-fi classics, like Blade Runner, Minority Report, and Total Recall, The Man in the High Castle centers around an alternate history in which the United States was defeated by both Japan and Germany during World War II. America has been split into three parts - the Greater Nazi Reich, the Japanese Pacific States, and the Neutral Zone - and a new war is stirring, not only pitting resistance fighters against the Axis powers, but the Axis powers against each other as well. And, to satisfy Dick's affinity for science fiction, characters discover, one by one, that there is a multiverse in which alternate versions of the war's history are being discovered.
The first three seasons follow the tumultuous climb (and fall) towards answers, victories, and resolution (whatever that may even mean, considering the blurred lines between good and bad are growing exponentially blurrier as the series progresses), and The Man in the High Castle season 4 will expand on some intriguing questions. Here's what you can expect.
The Man in the High Castle Season 4 Was Already Announced At SDCC
Fans of The Man in the High Castle had to wait a bit longer than they expected between seasons 2 and 3 of the show, but that sort of delay won't make a comeback any time soon. Just this past summer, well before the release of The Man in the High Castle's third season, it was announced that a fourth season of the series had been officially greenlit during San Diego Comic-Con 2018. At the moment, few specific details have been released regarding its official synopsis, but filming for the fourth season is already underway.
When Will The Man in the High Castle Season 4 Release?
At the moment, there is no official release date for The Man in the High Castle season 4. That said, given how quickly Amazon confirmed that season 4 had been greenlit, it's possible that the series' upcoming season could be released as early as 2019. The first three seasons have all been released around early and late fall (season 1 was released in November, season 2 was released in December, and season 3 was just released in October), so chances are - assuming it's ready for 2019 - it would be reasonable for fans of the show can expect it roughly within that same window.
Who Will Join the Cast of The Man in the High Castle Season 4?
Along with the show's recurring characters, The Man in the High Castle season 4 will introduce some new additions to the cast. Frances Turner (The Gifted) will play a character named Bell Mallory who escapes a Nazi concentration camp, flees to the Japanese Pacific States, and joins a guerrilla movement composed of black liberationists. Clé Bennett (Homeland) will play Elijah, with whom Bell joins the movement, and Rich Ting (Waco) will play Captain Iijima, who works closely with Inspector Kido.
What is the Story of The Man in the High Castle Season 4?
Though there is no official synopsis yet for The Man in the High Castle season 4, there is plenty to be explored given the ending of season 3. John Smith's wife Helen has abandoned him (and he's fairly certain that he can get his son Thomas back, though not the version from his own dimension), Juliana has left this universe, and the resistance is spreading (literally, through the films marked with the Sunrise logo).
Then, of course, there is the entirely new subplot concerning the character Bell Mallory and her induction into a guerrilla-style uprising. And, given that there isn't just one version of every character in this show, death doesn't necessarily spell permanent doom for any given actor. The deeper this series dives into other universes, the more possible it is to see previously deceased characters making a return.
Season 3 of The Man in the High Castle is currently available on Prime Video.