AMC has announced that The Terror Season 2 has been given the greenlight. With the announcement comes details as to the show’s new setting for the series’ second season.
The Terror is an anthology series created by Andrew Woo. Woo is the showrunner on the project and has been elevated to executive producer this season alongside Max Borenstein. Ridley Scott and his Scott Free production team are involved with the show as well.
Due to The Terror being an anthology, the show’s second season will have no connections to the first. Instead, it will tell a completely different story. The first season of The Terror was inspired by the true story of the Royal Navy’s disastrous 1847 attempt to discover and voyage the Northwest Passage. Their ship become stuck within the ice, leading the crew to experience horrors brought on by the environments – and themselves.
AMC says that The Terror Season 2 stems from an idea originated by Borenstein. The story “will be set during World War II and center on an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific.”
Here’s Woo’s statement following The Terror Season 2 announcement:
“I’m deeply honored to be telling a story set in this extraordinary period. We hope to convey the abject terror of the historical experience in a way that feels modern and relevant to the present moment. And the prospect of doing so with a majority Asian and Asian-American cast is both thrilling and humbling.”
Borenstein too announced his excitement to tackle the World War 2 time period:
“As a history-buff and genre geek (not to mention a conscious American today), it’s clear that truth is always scarier than fiction. This season of The Terror uses as its setting one of the darkest, most horrific moments in our nation’s history. The Japanese-American internment is a blemish on the nation’s conscience — and one with dire resonance to current events. I’m thrilled that AMC is giving us the chance to use that darkness as the inspiration for what I hope will be a trenchant, terrifying season of TV.”
The second season’s narrative will play out over the course of 10 episodes. AMC stated that The Terror Season 2 will debut sometime in 2019.
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