The Terror creeped out audiences last spring with its tale based on a novel by Dan Simmons, which in turn is based on a true story about a failed British expedition into the Arctic to find the Northwest Passage. Full of scares, gore, and despair, The Terror season 1 was TV horror at its very best.

Of course, the end of The Terror‘s 10-episode run raised the question: will there be more episodes from the series down the line? The answer is yes. AMC has renewed The Terror for a 10-episode second season, titled The Terror: Infamy.

The Terror will be an anthology series (the network’s first), with a completely new story and focus in season 2. The Terror: Infamy is set during World War II and will tell the story of a Japanese-American community haunted by a series of mysterious deaths.

The Terror season 2 trailer

The full trailer for the The Terror: Infamy is here!

The Terror season 2 release date

The Terror: Infamy will premiere on Monday, August 12th stateside. AMC UK will begin airing it on Monday October 7th at 9pm.

The Terror season 2 cast

The Terror: Infamy stars Derek 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, Torchwood) as Asako Nakayama, Chester’s mother; Miki Ishikawa (9-1-1) as Amy, a Nakayama family friend; and renowned actor, producer, author and activist George Takei (Star Trek) as Yamato-san, a community elder and former fishing captain.

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Takei spent time as a child in a Japanese-American internment camp, and is also serving as a consultant on the series.

The Terror season 2 plot

Here’s the full, official synopsis so far:

“Set during World War II, the second season of The Terror 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.”

Season 2 is co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo (True Blood) and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island). Woo is set to serve as showrunner. Josef Kubota Wladyka (Narcos) directs the first two episodes.

“I’m deeply honoured to be telling a story set in this extraordinary period,” Woo said in a press release. “We hope to convey the abject terror of the historical experience in a way that feels modern and relevant to the present moment. And the prospect of doing so with a majority Asian and Asian-American cast is both thrilling and humbling.”

“As a history-buff and genre geek (not to mention a conscious American today), it’s clear that truth is always scarier than fiction,” Borenstein said. “This season of The Terror uses as its setting one of the darkest, most horrific moments in our nation’s history. The Japanese-American internment is a blemish on the nation’s conscience — and one with dire resonance to current events. I’m thrilled that AMC is giving us the chance to use that darkness as the inspiration for what I hope will be a trenchant, terrifying season of TV.”

As soon as we hear more about The Terror season 2, we’ll let you know!

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