Amazon's highly acclaimed The Man in the High Castle TV show will come to an end after season 4. The series, based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, follows the story of an alternate timeline where the Allies lost World War II. The Man In The High Castle won a series of awards for Amazon, including several Creative Arts Emmy Awards and a Leo award.
The series stars Alexa Davalos, Rufus Sewell, Joel de la Fuente and DJ Qualls, while Jason O'Mara joined the cast in season 3. Although the first season focused solely on events in the alternate timeline world, seasons 2 and 3 expanded the show's vision to include more science fiction involving traveling between alternate realities, with some characters able to travel to another timeline where the Allies won the war. In season 3, the Nazis, aware of the alternate timeline, began testing a machine that could allow them to invade the other reality. The series received its season 4 renewal in July 2018.
Deadline now reports that season 4 will be the final one for The Man in the High Castle. However, executive producer Isa Dick Hackett, Dick's son, assures fans that the last season will come to a satisfying conclusion:
"Well, I don’t know how much we can tell you in the way of plotting and such, but I will say we appreciate being able to have an exciting and satisfying culmination to the show. It’s a great opportunity to be able to sort of plot out the final season in the way that we have, with this extraordinary team. So, I do think that the fans will be thrilled and satisfied by it, but I can’t give away any specifics, unfortunately."
The new trailer for season 4 teases that "the end of all worlds is coming." It seems that the Resistance will make one final stand against the Nazis, but now there's another world to protect, too. As expected, season 4 will put a lot of focus on the characters of Juliana (Davalos) and Obergruppenführer John Smith (Sewell).
Meanwhile, Amazon has plans to look ahead. Its next highly anticipated series is Good Omens, based on the book of the same name by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. That show stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen as a demon and angel who want to stop the Apocalypse. The series just recently added Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of Satan. Good Omens premieres on May 31. Amazon also has a series in the works that will be a prequel to The Lord of The Rings films and that show could debut in 2021.
When it comes to original programming, most TV fans think of Netflix, but series such as The Man in the High Castle prove that Amazon can create solid and compelling science fiction TV. Here's hoping that the series gets the proper send-off that it deserves.