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As revelations abound, 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... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Rufus Sewell ... John Smith
Carsten Norgaard ... Rudolph Wegener / Victor Baynes
Rick Worthy ... Lem Washington
Bernhard Forcher ... Ambassador Hugo Reiss
Arnold Chun ... Kotomichi
Steve Byers ... Lawrence Klemm
Jack Kehler ... Harlan Wyndam-Matson
Ray Proscia ... Reinhard Heydrich
Wolf Muser ... Adolf Hitler


As revelations abound, 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, and Kido desperately tries to close his investigation before his time runs out. Written by Amazon Studios

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Release Date:

20 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Pfarwerfen, Austria See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


"The Man in the High Castle," production design team wanted to decorate the interior of the bunker with as much authenticity as possible. They filled the space with replicas of the furniture Hitler owned, china that included Hitler's initials, and statues created by a real life Nazi artist. See more »


The sniper rifle used by the German to shoot the Crown Prince was a 'Dragunov sniper rifle', a weapon designed by the Soviet Union in the 1960s. As the Soviet Union was defeated during WWII in this timeline it's highly unlikely that such a weapon exists. See more »


Klaudia Wegener: And at school, I made these... One for you and one for the Führer. Will you give it to him?
Rudolph Wegener: Of course I'll do that.
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Crazy Credits

The phrase "The characters and incidents portrayed are entirely fictional" in the closing credits of every episode is also shown in German and Japanese translations. See more »


Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Jeanette Olsson
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Season 1: Pacing and character an issue, getting interesting too late in the game even if it does get interesting
2 July 2016 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

The hook to the story is intriguing and, although I have never read the source material, it was interesting enough to make me get this show. The novelty of the concept does deliver at first, and mostly it does throughout, but it is not enough alone. There are arresting moments throughout this season, and events in the final third dis draw me in, but mostly it is a show that risks losing the viewer by virtue of how long it takes to get where it is going.

For the majority of the season, we are following the characters while they link to the 'bigger picture' narrative. This would be fine of course, however the characters are mostly pretty thinly drawn and lacking in real reasons to like or dislike them. This changes a little bit in the final third perhaps, but that means for 7 hours we are following scenes that are often less than compelling, and not really adding as much as you would want. There is a certain drabness of tone to the delivery too; I get that they were going for a somber darkness, but at the same time it saps the pace of the show even more – not something it can afford.

The ideas of the general conclusions around the final episodes are maybe enough to draw me back if there is a second season, but it does feel like too little too late in offering this. Otherwise, it is poorly paced, and doesn't have the substance to draw you into the characters in the way that it sorely needs to get from one event to the next on the way to really getting to the more interesting stuff late in the game.

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