Season 2 of AMC’s horror anthology “The Terror” will be titled “The Terror: Infamy,” the network announced on Saturday.
Set in an intermittent camp during World War II, the second season of “The Terror” centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and young man Chester Nakayama’s (Derek Mio) journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible.
The 10-episode second season began production on Jan. 14 in Vancouver, and is expected to premiere on AMC later this year.
“Star Trek” alum George Takei will appear as a series regular and consultant. Takei, who was imprisoned with his family in two Japanese-American internment camps during WWII, will work closely with the executive producers to ensure the accuracy of historical events and storytelling. On the acting side, he will play Yamato-san, a former fishing captain and community elder.
In addition to Takei, new Season 2 cast members include Kiki Sukezane (“Lost in Space”) as Yuko, a mysterious woman from Chester’s past; Miki Ishikawa (“9-1-1”) as Amy, a Nakayama family friend; Shingo Usami (“Unbroken”) as Henry Nakayama, Chester’s father; and Naoko Mori (“Everest”) as Asako Nakayama, Chester’s mother.
Season 2 is co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo (“True Blood”) and Max Borenstein (“Kong: Skull Island,” “Godzilla”). Woo also serves as showrunner while Josef Kubota Wladyka (“Narcos”) will direct the first two episodes.