Another historic figure will be appearing in the alternate history of The Man in The High Castle, with Boardwalk Empire’s William Forsythe set to portray infamous FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in the show’s third season.
Based on the novel by sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick, The Man in The High Castle imagines a world where the Allies lost World War II and America is split between Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan’s control.
Other roles Forsythe is known for are the series The Mob Doctor and Michael Bay’s The Rock. Amazon renewed the series for a third season in January and hired a new showrunner with the renewal. The third season will premiere on the streaming service this fall.
The Man in the High Castle stars Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Joel de la Fuente, Brennan Brown, Bella Heathcote, Callum Keith Rennie, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Rufus Sewell, and is executive produced by David Zucker and Isa Dick Hackett. Season two resumes with Juliana Crain (Davalos) facing the consequences of her decision to betray the Resistance and allow Joe Blake (Kleintank), a suspected Nazi agent, to escape the Pacific States with a film originally bound for the Man in the High Castle. Joe himself returns a hero to the Reich and finds himself thrust into the Nazi capital of Berlin, face to face with the father who abandoned him. Meanwhile, Frank Frink (Rupert Evans) becomes increasingly radicalised and drawn further into the resistance after seeing images of his own execution in the mysterious films.
With political tensions mounting between Germany and Japan, Trade Minister Tagomi (Tagawa) begins to regret his success in smuggling nuclear technology from the Reich and seeks solace in the strange new world he discovered at the end of season one. Meanwhile, Obergruppenführer John Smith (Sewell) struggles to reconcile the values of the Reich with the deteriorating health of his son— all while tasked with a mission from the Fuhrer for which failure is not an option. And Chief Inspector Kido (De La Fuente) begins to take greater interest in the Man in the High Castle, the films, and how Juliana Crain is connected to it all.