Derek Mio cast in lead role for The Terror Season 2
The Terror Season 2 has its main man. Per Deadline, Derek Mio (Greek, The Emoji Movie) has been cast as a character named Chester Nakayama, the son of Japanese born immigrants who has dreams of leaving his insular Japanese-American community and joining the army. The story will follow Nakayama’s transformation from naive kid to war hero.
The trade also notes that Mio is a fourth generation Japanese American who has a personal connection to the story as one of his grandfathers was from Terminal Island and sent to Manzanar internment camp after Pearl Harbor.
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 of The Terror anthology is expected to air on AMC in 2019 with 10 episodes. 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 2 of The Terror 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 Terror” is also executive produced by Ridley Scott, Dan Simmons, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert and Guymon Casady.
Season 1 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 of The Terror 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 1 highlighted all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements but with each other.