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95% 62 Reviews Tomatometer 89% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score This series, loosely based Philip K. Dick's novel of the same name, takes a look at what the world might look like had the outcome of World War II turned out differently. In this dystopian scenario, the Axis powers won the war, leading to the United States being divided into three parts, an area controlled by the Japanese, a Nazi-controlled section, and a buffer zone between the two. Despite the oppression, a new hope emerges when films turn up that seem to show a different world. A woman believes the films contain the key to freedom and is determined to find their mysterious guardian. Read More Read Less

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Critics Consensus

By executive producer Ridley Scott, The Man in the High Castle is unlike anything else on TV, with an immediately engrossing plot driven by quickly developed characters in a fully realized post-WWII dystopia.

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Sergey B Terrific miniseries, a haunting alternative history vision implemented in a extremely authentic fashion. Rated 4.5/5 Stars • Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/27/24 Full Review Christian T Waited a long time to get round to watching the man in the high castle, just finished season 1 and it doesn't disappoint, an alternative reality where the allies lose the war and America is split into areas ruled either by the Germans or the Japanese. Loved this season and I am immediately starting on season 2 Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/20/24 Full Review Brian R The first season was excellent. Great story line, character development, and pace. Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/04/24 Full Review jacob j Fairly bad. Awful writing. Ie…The partisan local leader who doesn't shoot dead the suspects strongly suspected of treachery…really?? … the guy who gets shot in the arm but is still able to lock his mate in the bathroom. The sister who barely sheds a tear when her sister Is killed but is all boo hoo when she kills a SD agent? The guy who dashed off to rescue a girl, hits the bad guy on the head, doesn't kill him and then runs off…ahh I can't go on…. goes from bad to worse Rated 1/5 Stars • Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/30/23 Full Review David E Just imagine, I dare you, how the world would be now if history was different. Fantastic series to capture this thought. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/30/23 Full Review T Malik C Muy buena temporada y te hace pensar en verdad seria así si los fascistas, genocidas hubieran ganado Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

Cast & Crew

Alexa Davalos Juliana Crain Rupert Evans Frank Frink Luke Kleintank Joe Blake DJ Qualls Ed McCarthy Joel de la Fuente Inspector Kido Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Nobusuke Tagomi
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Episodes

Episode 1 Aired Jan 15, 2015 The New World It's 1962 and America has lost World War II; the east is the Greater Nazi Reich and the west, the Japanese Pacific States; amidst this oppression there is new hope - films that seem to show a different world. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 23, 2015 Sunrise Frank's fate hangs in the balance as he is held captive by the Kempeitai; Juliana makes contact with a mysterious man who gives her a clue about the films; Obergruppenführer Smith is surprised by an unfortunate turn of events. Details Episode 3 Aired Nov 20, 2015 The Illustrated Woman Joe and Juliana must act quickly as a vicious bounty hunter arrives in Canon City; Tagomi makes plans with Wegener to pass valuable secrets from the Reich; Frank plots his revenge against the Japanese. Details Episode 4 Aired Nov 20, 2015 Revelations Joe is torn between duty and his growing feelings for Juliana; Ed tries to stop Frank from making an irrevocable decision; Smith has trouble with his witness; events take a dramatic turn at the Crown Prince's speech. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 20, 2015 The New Normal Juliana discovers new clues that lead her closer to unraveling the mystery behind the films; Joe faces a tough debriefing upon his return home; Kido begins his investigation into the events surrounding the Crown Prince's speech. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 20, 2015 Three Monkeys Joe celebrates VA day at Smith's house; Juliana accepts a job working for Tagomi; Smith invites an old friend to join the celebrations, with surprising results. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 20, 2015 Truth Juliana makes a discovery about her sister's death; Frank makes an important decision about his future; Tagomi gains greater insight into Juliana's past. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 20, 2015 End of the World Juliana and Frank make plans to escape the Pacific States, only to be dragged back into danger by Joe as he tries to retrieve a new film; Smith's loyalty is put to the ultimate test when confronted with a startling family discovery. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 20, 2015 Kindness A desperate Frank is forced to put his life on the line to help Joe; Smith uncovers who was behind the assassination attempt; Tagomi is confronted with the consequences of his scheming; Kido's investigation takes a dramatic turn. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 20, 2015 A Way Out Juliana is forced to make the hardest decision of her life; Wegener returns to Germany to carry out his mission; Smith risks becoming the prey as he goes hunting with his assassin; Kido tries to close his investigation before his time runs out. Details

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The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Kelly Lawler USA Today Although current events can sometimes make this alternate history series - about what would have happened had the U.S. lost World War II - hit differently, it's still a smart take on what life might have been, with a little fantasy thrown in. Nov 10, 2021 Full Review The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Lauren Carroll Harris Guardian Ghostly, unsettling viewing for our times. Jul 31, 2019 Full Review The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Brianna Wellen Chicago Reader Now that this complicated and terrifying new world has been laid at our feet, I'll be sticking around to see what happens next. Dec 10, 2015 Full Review The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Randy Dankievitch TV Over Mind The Man in the High Castle is one of the most intriguing pilots in recent memory, an unsettling dystopia that is so fascinating and well-constructed, it overshadows any attempt at the pilot to deepen its characters. Feb 28, 2020 Full Review The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Chris McCoy Memphis Flyer Ambitious and brainy, The Man in the High Castle is unlike anything else on television, and a good argument in favor of the Amazon way of doing things. Jan 9, 2020 Full Review The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Jeremy Jahns JeremyJahns.com Where it really shines is the fact that this feels like a lived-in world. Jan 22, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

Season Info

Executive Producer
Ridley Scott

Network
Prime Video

Rating
TV-MA

Genre
History, Drama, Sci-Fi

Original Language
English

Release Date
Jan 15, 2015
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