AMC has released the first trailer for “The Terror: Infamy,” revealing that, yes, they did find a way to make the second season of the Ridley Scott-produced anthology series even more horrifying than the first.
And it’s all thanks to the historical horrors of Japanese internment camps, plus some shape-shifting spirits, which are introduced to viewers in the 1-minute Season 2 preview.
Watch the trailer above.
Set during World War II, the Derek Mio and George Takei-led installment 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 second season stars Mio as Chester Nakayama; Kiki Sukezane (“Lost in Space”) as Yuko, a mysterious woman from Chester’s past; Cristina Rodlo (“Miss Bala”) as Luz, Chester’s secret girlfriend; Shingo Usami (“Unbroken”) as Henry Nakayama, Chester’s father; Naoko Mori (“Everest”) as Asako Nakayama, Chester’s mother; Miki Ishikawa (“9-1-1”) as Amy, a Nakayama family friend; and Takei as Yamato-san, a community elder and former fishing captain.
The first season of “The Terror” — co-created and executive produced by David Kajganich and Soo Hugh — was inspired by the true story of the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage in 1847 while attempting to discover the Northwest Passage, as they are haunted by a supernatural creature. Season 1, which starred Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies and Ciarán Hinds, aired its finale last May.
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. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert, Guymon Casady and Jordan Sheehan also executive produce. Take, who lived in a Japanese internment camp as a child, is a consultant on the season.
The series is an AMC Studios production produced by Scott Free, Emaj Productions and Entertainment 360.
“The Terror: Infamy” premieres Aug. 12 at 9/8c on AMC.