AMC has renewed its freshman anthology series THE TERROR for a second season with a new cast and creative team. Season two will be set during World War II against the backdrop of the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans. From The Hollywood Reporter:
The series, AMC’s first 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.
Season two is co-created and exec produced by Alexander Woo (True Blood) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla), with the former poised to serve as showrunner. Season two will return in 2019 with 10 new episodes. Woo, who has an overall deal with AMC, and Borenstein take over from Soo Hugh and David Kajganich, who served as co-showrunners on season one. The idea for season two is based on an idea from Borenstein.
“I’m deeply honored to be telling a story set in this extraordinary period,” Woo said. “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.”