AMC has set an August premiere date for the second season of its horror anthology series, “The Terror,” and released a batch of first-look photos for the Derek Mio and George Takei-led installment.
Set during World War II, Season 2 a.k.a “The Terror: Infamy,” 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. “Infamy” will debut Aug. 12 at 9/8c on AMC.
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.
See the first-look photos below.
“The Terror: Infamy” premieres Aug. 12 at 9/8c on AMC.