The second season of Ridley Scott’s horror anthology series The Terror has a premiere date and some first images to get us excited (and spooked!) for the excellent series’ return on AMC. The first season was an unexpected amalgam of seafaring, horror, and a historical event, all of which added up to a stunning investigation of how fear and uncertainty can drive men mad — well, that and spoiled tinned food. The collection of actors were tremendous, and the overall aesthetic truly made me feel like I was trapped with these voyagers in an ice-bound nightmare of Tuunbaq horror.
For its second season, the series is taking a wide swing in a different direction, one that is just as unique. As AMC describes it, “set during World War II, the haunting and suspenseful, second season of the horror-infused anthology, The Terror: Infamy, centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible.”
The now-titled Infamy stars Derek Mio as Chester Nakayama; Kiki Sukezane (Lost in Space) as Yuko, a mysterious woman from Chester’s past; Cristina Rodlo (Miss Bala) as Luz, Chester’s secret girlfriend; Shingo Usami (Unbroken) as Henry Nakayama, Chester’s father; Naoko Mori (Everest) as Asako Nakayama, Chester’s mother; Miki Ishikawa (9-1-1) as Amy, a Nakayama family friend; and renowned actor, producer, author and activist George Takei (Star Trek) as Yamato-san, a community elder and former fishing captain.
The Terror: Infamy will premiere on AMC Monday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m, followed by Lodge 49 (show yourselves, Lodge 49 fans!) Check out new images for the series below.