‘The Man in the High Castle’ is Amazon’s Most-Streamed Series
More than any of the last few years, Amazon original programming seems to have picked up steam with critical adoration for series like Transparent and more, yet the streaming service has a somewhat more surprising hit. Amazon has confirmed that alt-history drama The Man in the High Castle has become their most-streamed new series, also the service’s first-announced viewing data.
After renewing The Man in the High Castle for a second season (in spite of some advertising controversy), Amazon released a statement confirming that the Frank Spotnitz series had overtaken detective drama Bosch as its most popular series, albeit without releasing the actual numbers (h/t/ UPROXX). If nothing else, the announcement also breaks Amazon from the mold of Netflix, who keep streaming data notoriously under wraps.
We’re very proud of this outstanding series created by Frank Spotnitz, Scott Free and Isa Dick Hackett, which Amazon customers around the world have enthusiastically embraced, and we look forward to the second season. We hoped that once again bringing together the work of Philip K. Dick and the vision of Ridley Scott – who brought us the classic film Blade Runner – would help deliver on our promise of creating some of the best television in the world for Prime customers, and we believe that it has.
For those unfamiliar with the series, Amazon’s newly-released The Man in the High Castle adapts an old Philip K. Dick novel to imagine a 1962 in which the United States had lost World War II, and subsequently been divided between the German “Greater Nazi Reich,” and the “Japanese Pacific States.”
Showrun by X-Files alum Frank Spotnitz, the series stars Alexa Davalos, Rufus Sewell, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and DJ Qualls. Amazon hasn’t confirmed an episode order or projected 2016 premiere date for Season 2, butt you can check out the full trailer below, and watch all episodes on Amazon Prime.