The Man in the High Castle Season 2 Trailer Explores Parallel Universes

Everyone has two sides, as the pulse-pounding first trailer for Amazon Studios’ The Man in the High Castle season 2 reveals. Season 1 of the series, based on Philip K. Dick’s novel, presented an alternate reality in which the Allied Powers lost World War II—allowing Germany to control the East Coast of what is no longer the United States, Japan to control the West, leaving the Rocky Mountains a neutral zone that is threatening to become less neutral. The season also revolved around the discovery of strange films that presented another version of this world, making its inhabitants question their history and their identities.

As you can tell from the season 2 preview, each character can’t help but wonder who they would be in this other world…

Amazon also provided an in-depth summary of each character’s branching paths in season 2. If you’re the type who doesn’t like too many details, feel free to skip—the above trailer provides the same atmosphere and growing sense of foreboding.

Season two resumes with Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) facing the consequences of her decision to betray the Resistance and allow Joe Blake (Luke Kleintank), a suspected Nazi agent, to escape the Pacific States with a film originally bound for the Man in the High Castle. Joe himself returns a hero to the Reich and finds himself thrust into the Nazi capital of Berlin, face to face with the father who abandoned him. Meanwhile, Frank Frink (Rupert Evans) becomes increasingly radicalized and drawn further into the resistance after seeing images of his own execution in the mysterious films.

With political tensions mounting between Germany and Japan, Trade Minister Tagomi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) begins to regret his success in smuggling nuclear technology from the Reich and seeks solace in the strange new world he discovered at the end of season one. Meanwhile, Obergruppenführer John Smith (Rufus Sewell) struggles to reconcile the values of the Reich with the deteriorating health of his son— all while tasked with a mission from the Fuhrer for which failure is not an option.  And Chief Inspector Kido (Joel De La Fuente) begins to take greater interest in the Man in the High Castle, the films, and how Juliana Crain is connected to it all…

The Man in the High Castle season 2 drops on Friday, December 16 on Prime Video.

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