“Anywhere you go, it follows you.” AMC has released the first trailer for their upcoming second season of the Ridley Scott-produced anthology series The Terror which is now, officially, going under the title of The Terror: Infamy.
The first season of AMC’s anthology series took place on a 19th-century British ship in the frozen seas of the Northwest Passage. The second season is set during World War II, 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.
Check out the first trailer for AMC’s second season of The Terror, subtitled Infamy, below:
The trailer gives us a quick idea about how the show will frame its narrative around a series of mysterious deaths at the hands of what appears to be a shape-shifting creature in a detention camp. The 10-episode season is being helmed by a different showrunner from season one, Alexander Woo. Woo previously said that he hopes this season can “convey the abject terror of the historical experience in a way that feels modern and relevant to the present moment.”
The Terror: Infamy 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 George Takei as Yamato-san, a community elder and former fishing captain.
Takei, who also acts as an executive producer and consultant is no stranger to this environment. Takei was relocated with his family when he was a young child and “plunked to Arkansas.” Takei shared that his father told him they were “on a vacation.” Years later, though, Takei spoke in more detail with his father about the experience of living in a detention camp during WWII in America. “He was the one who shared his experience, his pain, his anguish, and also his sense of building a community when people were so depressed and anguished,” Takei said. “But also, I learned about American democracy from my father. He said the people can do amazing things, but they’re also fallible.” The former Star Trek actor will certainly bring a lot of harrowing context to this second season.
The Terror: Infamy will debut on August 12 at 9/8c on AMC.