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The Man In The High Castle is biggest original show in Amazon Prime history



Amazon has announced their original series, The Man in the High Castle, is the most streamed show ever by Prime members.

More people globally streamed the alternate history drama, in which the Nazis won the second World War, than any other show in the service's history.

Like Netflix, the company does not divulge precise viewing figures for its content, but revealed the show has beaten the previous record set by Amazon original series Bosch.

Amazon renewed the show, based on a novel by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, for a second season last week, which is impressive as The Man in the High Castle was only made available for streaming on November 20.

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Roy Price, Vice President at Amazon Studios, said: “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.

“We hoped that once again bringing together the work of Philip 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.”

The show is available to Amazon Prime customers in the US, UK, Germany, and Austria.

Have you been watching The Man in the High Castle? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


December 21, 2015, 7:31 pm

I'm about 4 episodes in and it's pretty good.

I'm watching in 4K and HDR, which unfortunately are rather less impressive.

Andrew Cole

December 25, 2015, 5:33 am

I'm 3 episodes in and it's pretty gloomy.
Trying to stay interested, but it's just too silly at times.
I'm also getting tired of computers being used to replace a decent plot and convincing characters.


March 23, 2016, 12:37 pm

I've just purchased a 4K HDR capable TV and have been absolutely blown away by the detail, colours and lighting of the show.
We really enjoyed the story and can't wait for season 2.


March 23, 2016, 1:22 pm

Amazon released a new app last week (at least for LG TVs) which sorted out the black levels and a few other issues with HDR, so it now looks far better. They initially had the black level set too high and blacks appeared grey (which is not what I want to see on an OLED!)

Apparently the HDR content still leans towards green, but it's still a big improvement on where it was.

The series itself was gripping and, like you, we can't wait for the next season.

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