Dystopia isn't ending anytime soon on "The Man in the High Castle." Amazon announced that it is renewing the dark thriller for a third season.

The series broke viewing records for Amazon in season 1, and the streaming service claimed that season 2 premiered with the most viewers over its debut weekend than any of its other original series.

Season 2 continued to explore the story of what America would've been like if the Allies had lost World War II. Germany controls the East Coast, while Japan oversees the West. Meanwhile, insurrection is brewing in the heartland.

Amazon also revealed that a new showrunner will come on board in season 3. Original executive producer Frank Spotnitz abruptly left in the middle of season 2 after reportedly clashing with Amazon. Now, "Bosch" executive producer Eric Overmyer (who also co-created "Treme") will take the reins.

"As timely as ever, the exploration of characters at a dark point for humanity has provided incredible stories for two seasons," Amazon Studios comedy and drama chief Joe Lewis said in announcing the renewal. "Eric and his team are doing an incredible job crafting stories about the inner lives of those who struggle to do good in a world that is not. We couldn't be more excited to bring Season 3 to customers in 2017.

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The Man in the High Castle
AmazonTVMAJanuary 15, 2015
Based on 30 critics

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