'The Man in the High Castle' season 2 air date, spoilers, plot: Juliana seeks asylum with the Nazis


“The Man in the High Castle” is coming back to Amazon Video this December, and there is a lot to look forward to in its second season. Here’s a look at the latest trailer for the upcoming season.

The trailer opens with Marilyn Monroe singing a sultry rendition of Happy Birthday to the Fhrer which reminds the audience that this alternate reality is very different. While Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) turns to Obergruppenfhrer John Smith (Rufus Sewell) for asylum, tensions between the Nazis and Imperial Japanese continue to rise.

The trailer also shows that Joe Blake (Luke Kleintank) wants to leave the Schutzstaffel, but Smith tells him he cannot resign. Meanwhile, Frank Frink (Rupert Evans) is still struggling with the past, and Nobusuke Tagomi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) is shaken after seeing the alternate world in the season 1 finale.

Perhaps the most interesting thing that is going to happen in the upcoming season is Juliana’s decision to seek asylum with the Nazis. This certainly deviates from the source material. But where else can she go after betraying the Resistance? New cast member Tate Donovan also appeared in the trailer and sources believe that he may be portraying the titular character.

Meanwhile, Amazon also released a trailer at the recently held New York Comic Con showing Juliana getting interrogated by John. In the trailer, Juliana was asked about a pelvic injury that she thinks might have made her infertile. It appears that the Nazis prefer to grant asylum to women who can have children, but John approves her request anyway.

The official synopsis of the upcoming season (via Collider) also reveals that Joe is going to encounter his father. Frank was initially forced into joining the Resistance, however, he finds himself drawn to it after repeatedly seeing images of his own execution. That’s a handful to look forward to.

“The Man in the High Castle” season 2 will premiere on Friday, Dec. 16, on Amazon Prime.