Breaking Down The Season 3 Trailer For The Man In The High Castle

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It is just over three weeks until Season 3 of The Man in the High Castle premieres on Amazon Prime. After nearly two years without any new episodes, the show is returning with surprises, sci-fi, and twists in store.

After the Resistance came out of the shadows in Season 2 and Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) discovered the existence of alternate worlds, she has taken refuge in the Neutral Zone. Trade Minister Tagomi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), the only character we’ve seen travel from one world to another and back, joins her to help decipher the remaining films that prove these other realities exist. As we see in the trailer, she’ll use footage of the Nazi’s downfall from our world to rally people behind the Resistance’s cause.

Emotions run high when Juliana reunites with Joe Blake (Luke Kleintank), who has returned from Germany after apparently being cleared of conspiring with his usurping father? Juliana is now having memories of other lives in other realities and she sees flashes of Joe in those lives too.

Tensions between the Reich and the Japanese are higher than ever. The Nazis are erasing American history, including destroying the Liberty Bell and the Statue of Liberty, in order to replace it with Reich-approved history. More worryingly, the Reich is secretly working on a machine to allow them to travel to parallel worlds, which they intend to conquer. As Tagomi and Juliana will no doubt deduce, this turns their quest to save their world into something far bigger: they must have every world.

Within the Reich, Obergruppenfuhrer John Smith (Rufus Sewell) must wrestle with his son’s decision to hand himself over to be killed rather than live with an “illegal” illness. Will Thomas’ choice be enough to push Smith over to Juliana’s side?

The trailer uses Berlin-based singer Lxandra’s cover of U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love),” the first time the band has allowed the song to be covered and used commercially.

The Man in the High Castle will debut season 3 on Amazon Oct. 5.

Stephanie Coats