The trailer for “The Terror: Infamy” dropped and it looks terrifying. “The Terror” is a drama horror television show that mixes historical tragedy with supernatural terror. The first season was about Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition. The second season takes place in a Japanese internment camp during World War 2. Writer Alexander Woo created the second season premise and is the showrunner.
“I’m deeply honored to be telling a story set in this extraordinary period,” Woo said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the United States rounded up over 100,000 Japanese who made America their home and locked them up in internment camps. One of those people was actor George Takei who’s now starring in the television series. George Takei was only 5-years-old when he and his family were locked up in the internment camps.
“The Terror: Infamy” seems timely as illegal immigrants are locked up in similar camps in the US today. George Takei has recently come out in defense of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s use of the word “concentration camps” to describe these camps where kids are separated from their parents. And he would know, considering he was in two different camps when he was a child. He called out those who were more mad about the semantics of the word than at the actual camps.
Besides the horror of being round up and locked up, the Japanese Americans in “The Terror: Infamy” have to deal with some kind of “shape-shifting spirits” in the internment camp.
“Set during World War II, The Terror: Infamy centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community and a young’s man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible,” according to AMC.
The second season stars Derek Mio, Kiki Sukezane, Cristina Rodlo, Shingo Usami, Naoko Mori, Miki Ishikawa, and George Takei.
The first episode will premiere on August 12, 2019, on AMC.