George Takei signs on for season 2 of The Terror
AMC has announced that George Takei, the celebrated Star Trek actor and activist, has officially joined the second season of its acclaimed horror anthology series The Terror in a series regular role and as a consultant.
In addition to Takei, the series sees the addition of Lost in Space‘s Kiki Sukezane as a mysterious woman connected to Chester Nakayama (Derek Milo)’s past, 9-1-1‘s Miki Ishikawa as a friend to the Nakayama family, Unbroken‘s Shingo Usami as Chester’s father and Everest‘s Naoko Mori as Chester’s mother.
The next iteration of The Terror anthology will be set during World War II and center 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.
The next season is expected to air on AMC in 2019 with 10 episodes and is expected to begin production in Vancouver in January. The series is distributed internationally by AMC Studios and premieres across AMC Global markets as well as in certain Amazon Prime Video territories. The Terror Season 2 is executive produced by Ridley Scott and is an AMC Studios production, produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360.
Season two of the anthology series is co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo (True Blood) and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla), from an idea by Borenstein. Woo, who is currently in an overall development deal with AMC, serves as showrunner. The series is an AMC Studios production produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360. The series is also executive produced by Ridley Scott, Dan Simmons, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert and Guymon Casady.
Season one of The Terror was the number two new drama on cable for the current television season and a top 10 drama on ad-supported cable overall, well-received by critics and audiences alike. The first season was inspired by a true story about the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage in 1847 while attempting to discover the Northwest Passage. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, The Terror season one highlighted all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements but with each other.
The Terror season two will premiere sometime in 2019.
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