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A glimpse into an alternate history of North America. What life after WWII may have been like if the Nazis had won the war.

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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 Juliana Crain (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Frank Frink (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Joe Blake (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Ed McCarthy (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Inspector Kido (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Nobusuke Tagomi (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Obergruppenführer John Smith (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Sergeant Yoshida / ... (18 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Helen Smith (16 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Kotomichi (15 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Robert Childan (14 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Thomas Smith (13 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Lem Washington / ... (12 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Erich Raeder / ... (11 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Amy Smith (11 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Jennifer Smith (11 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Gary Connell (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Arnold Walker (10 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Rudolph Wegener / ... (9 episodes, 2015)
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What would it be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States? Written by Amazon Studios

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The future belongs to those who change it. (Season 2) See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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15 January 2015 (USA)  »

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O Homem do Castelo Alto  »

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The Grasshopper Lies Heavy is a book set in a fictional world where the Allies won World War II, but it is yet another Alternate History. See more »

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The post-occupation state refers to itself in all series officially as Great Nazi Reich. In reality Germany of Hitler era never used "Nazi" as an official or unofficial name, because "Nazi" is a pejorative term used by Hitler's opponents. "Nazi" is a short form of name "Ignaz" and is a synonym of "redneck", "village idiot", "low brow". The Hitler party called itself "National Socialist party", and the state was commonly referred to as "German Reich" ("Reich" = "realm", "rule", "empire"). See more »

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Joe Blake: [noticing ashes falling like snowflakes] What is that?
Nazi Police Officer: Oh, that's the hospital.
Joe Blake: The hospital?
Nazi Police Officer: Yeah, Tuesdays, they burn cripples, the terminally ill. Drag on the state.
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The copyright warning at the end of every episode is written in German and Japanese as well as English. See more »

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Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Emmys (2016) See more »

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The House of the Rising Sun
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Performed by Sam Cohen
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An amazing adaptation of the novel!
29 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The pilot episode was exceptional. It held my attention and made me believe in such an alternate history.

I have read the book, and although it is different, it is an incredible adaptation. If the book was turned into a show without any edits, it would be far too complicated and very hard to enjoy (although the book is incredible).

The acting, story, and visuals are spot on and only intensified what I had imagined when I read the book. When I first read the book, I had hoped for a movie to be made from it, but a show will be a much better pace for such an though-provoking and intelligent story.

I want more episodes!!


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