Amazon announced this week that it has renewed The Man in the High Castle for a third season and hired a new showrunner as well. Eric Overmyer will take over for season 3, after the show spent the second half of season 2 without a showrunner, instead “operating like a republic,” according to executive producer David Zucker.
“As timely as ever, the exploration of characters at a dark point for humanity has provided incredible stories for two seasons,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy and Drama, Amazon Studios. “Eric and his team are doing an incredible job crafting stories about the inner lives of those who struggle to do good in a world that is not.”
Below the cut, watch the season 3 announcement video.
According to the network, The Man in the High Castle broke Amazon’s streaming records in season 1. The season 2 debut weekend premiered with the most viewers of all scripted Amazon Original Series. Amazon, like Netflix and Hulu, does not release ratings information.
Frank Overmyer’s series credits include the Amazon series Bosch, The Affair, The Wire, St. Elsewhere, Law and Order and Treme.
The lack of a single, unifying vision for the second half of season 2 would explain why the characters and plot became so uneven. I still enjoyed the episodes immensely, but the republic didn’t work as well for me as having a single leader, whether that was a dictator or a president. Overmyer has an impressive resume. I’m excited to see what season 3 brings us!
They used the bomb scene I loved and analyzed in the announcement!