AMC has officially renewed The Terror for a second season, and with that, it’s moving forward to one of the most terrifying chapters in American history.
Today, the network confirmed that the upcoming season of the anthology series will be set around World War II and with that, focuses 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.”
Season 2 of the series is co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein, with Woo serving as the showrunner. This season will air at some point in 2019, though we would imagine it to be a little bit later in the year than season 1. In total, it will run for ten episodes.
In a statement, David Madden, the president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV, and AMC Studios, had the following to say:
“’The Terror’ has given us the opportunity to take a unique approach to the anthology format. We loved the concept of beginning with an actual historical event and overlaying it with a fictional horror element, and we are immensely proud of this show’s combination of cinematic scope and intimate character work. We are thrilled to announce a second season and dramatize one of the most chilling and important events of the 20th Century, guided by the vision of the gifted Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein … Our deep appreciation goes to the persistently creative and passionate showrunning team of David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, the incomparable Ridley Scott and the rest of the producing team, and the outstanding cast led by Jared Harris for launching this concept and leaving us on the precipice of terrifying new adventures as we continue with the next chapter of ‘The Terror.’”
Are we somewhat surprised that there is another season of The Terror at all? In many ways yes, mostly because it’s not something that we felt like AMC needed to do. The first season was enormously successful, though, and it is likely because of that they decided it would be a worthy move to order another season and see what happens. They know that with the limited series category also being a little more sparse, there’s a chance, if they can make another quality show, that there will be more nominations pouring in for them like there will most-likely be for The Terror season 1.
We do know that internment camps were a part of a dark chapter in United States history and with that, it is surprising eerie to events happening in the present.
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