This Sunday season 2 of The Terror premieres on AMC. The upcoming season will take place on the Westcoast during World War 2 centers on something uncanny that menaces a Japanese American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific.
The show will star George Takei, Kiki Sukezane, Naoko Mori, Miki Ishikawa, and C. Thomas Howell. The second season was co-created by Max Borenstein and Alexander Whoo, who also serves as the showrunner. Ridley Scott is one of the executive producers. The show will have a ten-episode run.
- George Takei’s real-life childhood was one of the inspirations for the second season. Takei will be playing Nobuhiro Yamato in the upcoming season. “It’s an important story that has chilling resonance, but so many Americans are aghast when they hear about my childhood imprisonment,” he told reporters of shining a light on the atrocity, adding that Americans need to own their past without distancing themselves from the 75-year gap from the present.”
- Season 2 will be completely different than season 1 according to showrunner Alexander Whoo. “ “If you love Season 1, none of it will be the same ” executive producer and co-creator Alexander Woo joked. “New cast, new story, new subject matter, new writers, but I think it shares some of the same DNA.”
“ Bringing a genre lens to a difficult historical topic, Woo explained, “I think it’s as important for a viewer to feel how … emotionally traumatic that experience is, and I think we use the genre strategically and respectfully to really bring out the emotional experience, so you’re not sitting at home like, ‘Oh, that happened 75 years ago, thank God immigrants don’t have anything to worry about today.’”
- Filming was very emotional for Derek Mio who portrays Chester Nakayama. Mio’s real-life grandfather was imprisoned in the internment camps. While filming a scene where he has to say goodbye to his family, he had this to say. “probably the most emotional experience I’ve ever had acting.”
- Cristina Rodlo, who plays Chester’s girlfriend Luz Ojeda, found a direct parallel being Latina to the experience of immigrants in the U.S. now.
“It’s amazing how we are repeating history, and I think one of the most important things about this show is many people don’t know this is happening,” she said, adding, “The only way to avoid repeating history is to know the history.”
- Showrunner Alexander Whoo also added “ “anyone’s whose life has been touched by the sacrifice of an immigrant,” all while adding a supernatural element to the rich tradition of Japanese folklore and horror.”
Official Trailer below:
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