‘Man In the High Castle,’ ‘Hand of God,’ ‘Red Oaks’ Renewed By Amazon

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Amazon has given second-season renewals to drama series “Man in the High Castle” and “Hand of God” and comedy “Red Oaks.”

“High Castle,” based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, is set in 1962 in an alternative reality in which Germany and Japan were the victors of World War II and occupy the U.S.

The first 10-episode season of the Amazon Studios production bowed Nov. 20. Amazon has ordered another 10 episodes for season two.

“High Castle” hails from Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Prods. Frank Spotnitz is showrunner and exec producer along with Scott, David Zucker, David Semel and others. Rufus Sewel, Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, DJ Qualls and Joel de la Fuente star.

The launch of “High Castle” caused a stir in New York City last month with a marketing stunt that included the use of Nazi imagery on the inside of a handful of subway cars, to promote the concept of post-WWII German occupation.

After complaints from riders and elected officials, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, the materials were pulled.

“Hand of God” stars Ron Perlman as a vigilante judge who has visions from God, and Emayatzy Corinealdi as Pernell’s (Perlman) call girl and confidante Tessie. Ben Watkins and Marc Forster are exec producers.

“Red Oaks” is a coming of age laffer set in mid-1980s New Jersey. Gregory Jacobs and Joe Gangemi are creators and exec producers.

Also renewed for a third season by Amazon is the animated children’s series “Tumbleleaf.”

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  1. John says:

    I think the TV series is better than the book. In the book, the Man in the High Castle is a writer who writes the alternate history by casting i ching. What a letdown. The TV show opens many very interesting possibilities that the second season will no doubt exploit. Bring it on!

  2. It wasnt written today, it was written in a time when that was acceptable for the times. People want to wipe out the past as if it never existed. It is called history, and whether you agree to it or not, it happened . And it brought us to where we are today

  3. 85wzen says:

    I’m actually reading Man in the High Castle because of this over at Amazon. I don’t think anyone can write this way anymore… Dick would have been called a Racist for this if it was written today. In fact it wouldn’t go anywhere today, nobody would read it!

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