Published On: Fri, Dec 2nd, 2016

‘The Man in the High Castle’ season 2: Stephen Root revealed to be cast as titular character

Amazon Studios confirmed that Stephen Root has landed the title role in The Man in the High Castle, its adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s alt-history novel about life in the former United States after the Allied Powers lost World War II.

Root plays the mysterious figure tied to the Resistance movement who collects the enigmatic films that seem to depict alternate versions of reality. Central to the plot is the Japanese and Nazis trying to find and destroy the films.

the-man-in-the-high-castle-promo-posterCheck out a new promo clip below.

Root has a long career featuring roles in films/TV shows like as Selma, Trumbo, Boardwalk Empire and Finding Dory and played Milton in the cult classic Office Space.

His recent TV credits include Turn, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and voice roles in Adventure Time, Gravity Falls and Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

As season two begins, the tensions are high between Germany and Japan. Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) is now facing the consequences of her decision to betray the Resistance and allow Joe Blake (Luke Kleintank), a Nazi agent, to escape the Pacific States with a film originally bound for the Man in the High Castle.

Joe returns a hero to the Reich and finds himself thrust into the Nazi capital of Berlin and will face the father who abandoned him. Meanwhile, Frank Frink (Rupert Evans) becomes increasingly radicalized and drawn further into the Resistance after seeing images of his own execution in the mysterious films.

Season 2, also stars DJ Qualls, Joel de la Fuente, Brennan Brown, Bella Heathcote, Callum Keith Rennie, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Rufus Sewell.

The Man in the High Castle returns December 16.


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