This Week in Sci Fi TV: The Man in the High Castle Gets Renewed, and Five More Things to Know

Renewal Announcement: Coming as no surprise, Amazon announced this week that their alternate history science fiction series The Man in the High Castle will be returning for a third season. That show, based on the Phillip K. Dick novel of the same name, was the streaming service’s most-watched original series ever in its first year and then topped those numbers when it return for its second season this last December. The renewal was pretty much expected, and this one will likely stick around at least four or five seasons, if not more, to give it a binge-worthy count of episodes.

The renewal announcement also brought news that Eric Overmyer will be coming aboard as showrunner for the upcoming season. Frank Spotnitz, who had developed the show for Amazon, bowed out from those duties this past year, allegedly due to creative differences. The other executive producers tied to the show collectively acted as showrunners during the second season, but Overmyer, who previously created the well-regarded Bosh for Amazon, will take over that responsibility going forward. The first two seasons of The Man in the High Castle are available for streaming on Amazon, and the third season will bow likely in late 2017.

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