Amazon Original Series The Man in the High Castle, Becomes The Most Popular Show in Prime Video History
Amazon’s new original series, developed by Frank Spotnitz and based on the bestselling Philip K. Dick novel, debuted on Prime Video on November 20th and in four weeks became the most-viewed original show on the service.
Amazon today announced that Amazon Original Series The Man in the High Castle, recently renewed for a second season, is the most-streamed original show ever by Prime members globally. The show broke a previous record set by Amazon Original Series Bosch—which is launching its second season next year. Based on the award-winning book by Phillip K. Dick, developed by Frank Spotnitz and Executive Produced by Scott Free Productions’ Ridley Scott and David Zucker, along with Isa Dick Hackett, the show is available exclusively on Amazon Prime.
In addition, The Man in the High Castle has received outstanding critical acclaim:
“...Amazon has the best new drama of the season in The Man in the High Castle.” USA Today, Robert Bianco
“Set to be one of the most exciting dramas of recent years” Shortlist magazine
“The Man in the High Castle accomplishes so much, where most new broadcast TV dramas these days don't even try.” NPR, David Bianculli
“The series is a bold leap into big-saga TV for Amazon…It’s serious-minded sci-fi that’s stylish and strange and soulful, and only grows more rewarding over time.” Entertainment Weekly, Jeff Jensen
“A mammoth venture; immensely binge-watchable” The Observer
“Castle has the feel of a classic… cannily contriving suspenseful cliffhangers at the end of each hour to drive viewers to the next chapter.” TV Guide, Matt Roush
"It's an immersive, multi-layered, well-acted series" The Independent
"Beautifully made and full of striking performances" Sunday Mirror
"The Man In The High Castle is an almost perfectly composed politics-spy-conspiracy-apocalypse story" Der Standard
"Without doubt The Man In The High Castle is one of the highlights of this TV season" Focus.de
“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,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios. “We hoped that once again bringing together the work of Phillip 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.”
“We’re delighted that The Man In The High Castle has struck such a chord with Prime members in the UK, where it quickly became our most popular show of all time,” said Jay Marine, Vice President of Amazon Video EU. “Our customers have made this one of our highest rated shows and this has been echoed by the critical acclaim it has received. We’re thrilled to be confirming a second season of the show for our Prime customers.”
The Man in The High Castle stars Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, Rupert Evans, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Joel de la Fuente and DJ Qualls. The show is available in US, UK, Germany, and Austria – only on Amazon Prime.
Prime members can stream all 10 episodes of The Man in The High Castle at no additional cost to their Prime membership with the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online. Prime members can also download the series for offline viewing on iOS, Android and Fire devices at no additional cost. In addition to SD and HD, the series is also available in 4K Ultra HD on Amazon Fire TV and compatible smart TVs from Samsung, LG and Sony. Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free 30-day trial.
With his recent Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Obergruppenführer John Smith in The Man in the High Castle, we potentially have limited interviews available with Rufus Sewell. If this is something that it of interest then please do get in touch.
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