We heard back in June that AMC had plans for a second season of their horror anthology series, The Terror. At the time, we only knew that The Terror Season 2 premiere date would be sometime in 2019. Today, with AMC execs hosting a summit in New York, news has rolled out that the show will be returning to the network in August.
We also received some firmer details on what the new season of the show would revolve around, as well as the cast that will be leading it. The Terror Season 2 will be set during World War 2. Described as “haunting and suspenseful”, AMC states the next season “centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible.”
The creator of the series, Andrew Woo, previously gave us a bit of information too. Teasing that the “bizarre deaths” are likely caused by an “uncanny specter”.
The Terror cast has a big name jumping in to help tell the Japanese-American story. George Takei is confirmed for the role of Yamato-san, “a community elder and former fishing captain.”
Other casting additions include Derek Mio in the lead as Chester Nakayama. Kiki Sukezane plays Yuko, “a mysterious woman from Chester’s past.” Cristina Rodlo is Chester’s secret girlfriend, Luz. Shingo Usami and Naoko Mori are cast as Henry and Asoka, Chester’s father and mother. And Miki Ishikawa is Amy, a friend of the Nakayama family.
The first season of The Terror was fairly well received. On Metacritic it currently holds an average of 76, with the vast majority of reviews being positive. The Season 1 story was inspired by the true story of the Royal Navy’s disastrous 1847 attempt to discover and voyage the Northwest Passage. The voyage eventually became stuck within the ice, leading the crew to experience horrors brought on by the environments and each other.