"Man In The High Castle" canceled by Amazon; 4th season starting this autumn

EXCLUSIVE: The era of The man at the castle high end.

I learned that the fourth season of the upcoming Amazon series, inspired by Philip K. Dick's novel, will be the last.

This fourth and final season should begin this fall on the streamer founded by Jeff Bezos.

MITHC painstakingly and often frighteningly portrayed an alternative story where the Nazis and imperial Japan won World War II and carved the globe, including the crown jewel of North America. Nearly two decades after the beginning of their reign, a resistance has emerged, fueled by mysterious films that show a reality very similar to ours.

Cast and crew on EPA's Alexa Davalos and Rufus Sewell series of EP Isa Dick Hackett, hosts Daniel Percival, David Scarpa and Scott Free Productions were informed of the cancellation of the final days of installation in Vancouver and in their Los Angeles offices. .

"It has been a great privilege to work alongside our extraordinary High Castle team, in partnership with David Zucker and Scott Free, to bring my father's classic novel to life, especially during this tumultuous time in our real world," he said. Hackett, Tuesday more and more poignant MITHC. "I think the fans will be delighted and happy with the epic conclusion we have for them."

In this vein of satisfaction, check out this teaser of season 4 of MITHC:

"We are incredibly proud of all the work done by the extremely talented producers, actors, team and executive producers. The man at the castle high over the years, "said Jennifer Salke, boss of Amazon Studios, about the Emmy nominated series today.

"With production going on for our fourth and final season, we can not wait for fans to see how this last chapter of history unfolds," added the executive. "The man at the castle high helped to define Amazon Prime Video in the genre space, and we are grateful and eager to continue our activities with Isa and Electric Shepherd Productions for future adaptations of Philip K. Dick. "

After MITHC and 2017 The electric dreams of Philip K. Dick An anthology, Hackett and his production Shingle signed a first-strike deal with Amazon earlier this year. Electric Shepherd Productions is responsible for the management and adaptation of the Philip K. Dick Library, which the Trustee of Philip K. Dick Trust Hackett holds jointly with his brothers and sisters.

I spoke with Hackett and producer producer David Zucker about the end of MITHC and what can we expect for the last season. The two MEPs also discussed the implications of the production of the series on the fascist regime and resistance in times of political unrest in the real world, which Philip K Dick would have thought of our time and the series. The duo also hinted that there could be more to this saga, one way or the other.

DEADLINE: This being the end, what can we expect from Season 4 of High Castle? Are the Nazis slaughtered?

HACKETT: Well, I do not know what we can tell you about how to plot, etc., but I would say that we appreciate being able to have an exciting and satisfying climax for the show.

It's a great opportunity to be able to chart the last season as we did with this amazing team. So I think fans will be happy and satisfied, but unfortunately I can not tell you more. David, do you want to try your luck?

ZUCKER: I think I am under a similar restriction. I guess the only thing you'd better talk about is whether you think that at least theoretically corresponds to the kind of principles of the novel, for which you mentioned your satisfaction.

HACKETT: Yes, it was an important part of the conversation we had when we were talking about this climax. And I think we'll end up on something that would be very familiar and that seems to me particularly satisfying for PKD fans, and I imagine that he would like it a lot, my dad, c & # lt; is to say.

DEADLINE: Since the time High Castle »At its creation in 2015, the West experienced a generalized political change with the election of Donald Trump and the rise of right-wing populist parties throughout Europe. As the series enters its last season, I wanted to understand, as much as possible, how do you feel that the series reflects the time when it existed?

ZUCKER: I think it was obviously troubling, to varying degrees, for all those involved in the series, to be able to draw greater literal experience from most of the stories we told, that we tell all over the world, we look outside our own window.

And it's not just today.

We can watch A night in the garden, the Oscar-nominated documentary short film, where you can literally look at real 1939 footage of what happened in this country. If some things had not followed the course they followed during this period of history, who knows how this organization was able to prevail in the middle of the century in America, and to what extent, as you know, feeds there some debates taking place today?

DEADLINE: How much does it inform the show, especially regarding the last season?

ZUCKER: Although this question is unavoidable for us, in some ways it is not the question we have undertaken in terms of our fictional world. But there is no doubt about the deep unease that we all feel in the fact that this series has become less fictional, if not a terrible expression to put forward.

HACKETT: I think at all times to dramatize this novel, there may not have been a better film than this antifascist tale, and I think that during this difficult period, I think it has been forgotten for anyone In this show it's a particularly important moment to have, as you know, this talk about the dangers of fascism.

ZUCKER: It may be a little more interesting to act on this point, especially in this climate season where we are really exploring resistance in a way that we have not explored before. The whole central question of free will, as Isa has referred to the central anti-fascist premise of the play, and how long we will struggle to achieve it. What we surrender by conceding to the most important forces that surround them. I mean, these are the same struggles we are experiencing, so it's fascinating to be able to explore that as much as we did.

DEADLINE: What would you say to fans of High Castle of this last season as they learn today that the show ends?

HACKETT: (PAUSE) This is a difficult question. I think I would probably just say that, of course, we are sad to finish. At the same time, we appreciate this beautiful, extraordinary and talented family team that we have produced that by our side and that I think fans will be delighted with this highlight. We think about it a lot, we like it and we take care of it, and we hope that they will see that when they finally get to see this climax.

ZUCKER: You know, I do not think that the production of this series has a more motivating aspect than that of wanting to do everything possible to realize the extraordinary potential of this material and hoping that, season after season and, hopefully, its apogee . episodes that we almost touched the hopes, desires and expectations of the public.

DEADLINE: Well, there is a lot of material in PKD's novel, even though the series has expanded this world. I remember at Comic-Con last year, Isa said that Season 4 elements would benefit from High Castle PDK material …

ZUCKER: Yes, and I think it could satisfy us when everything is said and makes people feel, touched, inspired, challenged by what they see. But, you know, addendum to that, I think Isa and I have the feeling that there is a lot more history to tell in this kind of world.


ZUCKER: As we finish this chapter, if we think beyond the last frames of this series, it is very challenging to think of the stories that might come later. Whether we tell them all or not, or that they are entrusted with another incarnation in film and television, it's for us all. However, I do not think you can consider this as an absolute achievement because of the nature of the stories we tell about it.

DEADLINE: With this possible next shot Isa and the end of High Castle I know it's an almost impossible question, but what do you think your father would have thought about the series?

HACKETT: Well, I really prefer not to guess what he would have thought, but I can say that I hope he would be proud of it, and again, I think the timing is a little strange . You know, I still think, knowing him, what he would feel about what's happening in our real world.

I also think that he would appreciate how we developed the novel and that we built on this novel. I think we always kept in mind, spiritually and otherwise, that it would be consistent with what he was trying to do. I imagine, I hope, you know, that he would like it.

I also think that it is important, what David has just said, namely this notion of resistance and the means by which individuals can resist in different ways. We are definitely exploring this season even more deeply than in the past. It is important for me to leave with more hope and inspiration than perhaps even in the past. I think in season 4 we hope people will respond very well.

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