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SEASON 2: THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE With Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank & Rufus Sewell. Filmed in Vancouver.


Based on Philip K. Dick’s award-winning novel, The Man in the High Castle imagines an alternate reality circa 1962 where the Japanese and Germans won World War II and divided the United States into three regions — the west coast as the Japanese Pacific States, the Rockies as a neutral zone and the east coast as the Greater Nazi Reich. In season one, Juliana Crain (Alexa Davolos) from the west coast bonded with New York double agent Joe Blake (Luke Kleintank) in the neutral zone where they gave up their copies of a subversive film to the resistance. Both returned home to opposite coasts. Juliana to her boyfriend Frank Frink (Rupert Evans) in San Francisco who’d suffered at the hands of the Japanese in her absence and Joe to his boss American SS Obergruppenführer John Smith (Rufus Sewell) in New York City. When a new film surfaces, Joe is sent to San Francisco to reconnect with Juliana and she ends up giving him the film rather than see him die.


In the second season, Juliana (Davalos) is in trouble with the Resistance after giving the latest film to Joe, meets the Man in the High Castle himself (Stephen Root), and seeks asylum in the Greater Nazi Reich in order to find a key figure in one of the films. There she lives under Obergruppenführer John Smith (Sewell)’s protection and is invited into his family. Joe, believing Juliana is dead, ends up in Berlin with his father Reichsminister Heusmann (Sebastian Roché).

Juliana Crain meets the Man in the High Castle. In every film, sooner or later San Francisco is wiped out by an atomic bomb. All except one.



The Resistance defies the Man in the High Castle and tries to kill Juliana.


After failing to kill her, Resistance leader (Callum Keith Rennie) hunts Juliana in San Francisco.

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Related: The Man In the High Castle’s Callum Keith Rennie & Rick Worthy in Chinatown.

But she escapes and seeks asylum in the Greater Nazi Reich.

My name is Juliana Crain. I need asylum.


The Man in the High Castle image.


Filmed on the Main Mall at the University of British Columbia.

Related: Man In the High Castle on UBC’s Main Mall.

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She comes under SS Obergruppenführer John Smith’s protection and is welcomed into his family. Chelah Horsdall is his wife Helen Smith.


Shaughnessy home as Smith family residence.

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The resistance continues to hunt her, even in New York.


Filmed at Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station.

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Related: The Man in the High Castle’s Alexa Davalos at Pacfic Central Station.

Until she connects with resistance fighter George Dixon (Tate Donovan), who is Trudy’s father and the dead Nazi soldier from the film.

Stanley Park’s Lost Lagoon as New York’s Central Park.



Dixon gives her the mission of getting close to their number one target, Obergruppenfuhrer John Smith.

Funeral of doctor who was going to report Smith’s son as defective.


At work,  SS Obergruppenführer John Smith orders Joe to Berlin to be with his father Reichsminister Heusmann (Sebastian Roché)


Hitler’s office. Set in CBC Vancouver.


Luke Kleintank as Joe Blake. He escapes from the west coast on a boat with the film.

Filmed at Eagle Harbour in West Vancouver with huge SPFX explosion.


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Joe returns to New York until he is summoned to Berlin by his high-ranking Nazi father Reichsminister Heusmann (Sebastian Roché).


Joe at his father’s house in Berlin played by Vancouver’s Hycroft, University Women’s Club.

high-castle-13Bella Heathcote as Berlin-born Nicole Becker


Back in San Francisco, an angry-at-the-Japanese Frank Frink (Rupert Evans) gets in deep with the Resistance.

Reprisals in Vancouver’s Arch Alley.


Vancouer’s Arch Alley.

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Joe de la Fuente as Inspector Quido. Lee Shorten is Sergeant Hiroyuki Yoshida.


Frank Frink blows up Kempeitai HQ, filmed at Coquitlam’s Riverview Hospital.


high-castle-riverview2Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Trade Minister Nobusuke Tagomi, who travels to our reality where the Allied forces won WWII.


Juliana meets the Man in the High Castle again. Filmed at Britannia Heritage Shipyard Park.

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