AMC Renews Anthology Series ‘The Terror’ For Season 2. Moves The Drama to WWII.
AMC has renewed anthology series ‘The Terror‘ for a 2nd season the network has announced today. The next iteration of ‘The Terror’ anthology will be set during World War II and centre on an uncanny spectre that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific. Season 2 is co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo (‘True Blood’) and Max Borenstein (‘Kong: Skull Island’, ‘Godzilla’). Woo is also set to serve as showrunner.
“’The Terror’ has given us the opportunity to take a unique approach to the anthology format. We loved the concept of beginning with an actual historical event and overlaying it with a fictional horror element, and we are immensely proud of this show’s combination of cinematic scope and intimate character work. We are thrilled to announce a second season and dramatize one of the most chilling and important events of the 20th Century, guided by the vision of the gifted Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein,” said David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Our deep appreciation goes to the persistently creative and passionate showrunning team of David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, the incomparable Ridley Scott and the rest of the producing team, and the outstanding cast led by Jared Harris for launching this concept and leaving us on the precipice of terrifying new adventures as we continue with the next chapter of ‘The Terror.’”
“I’m deeply honoured to be telling a story set in this extraordinary period,” adds Woo. “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.”
Season 1 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 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 series is distributed internationally by AMC Studios and premieres on AMC Global in the UK. The show is executive produced by Ridley Scott and is an AMC Studios production, produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360.
‘The Terror‘ Season 2 anthology is expected to air on AMC Global in the UK in 2019 with 10 episodes.