Friday, June 22, 2018

AMC Renews 'The Terror' for Season 2

AMC has renewed its original anthology series The Terror for a second season. The new season will feature 10 episodes, which will debut in 2019. However, the second season will also feature a new cast and creative team.

The second season 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.

The idea for the new season was co-created by Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein, with the former set to serve as showrunner. They take over from Soo Hugh and David Kajganich, who were the co-showrunners of the first season and opted not to continue on the anthology series but were fine with AMC bringing the show back for more stories.

Woo and Borenstein will executive produce with Ridley Scott, Dan Simmons, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert and Guymon Casady. Entertainment 360, Scott Free Productions and Emjag Productions produce.

"I'm deeply honored to be telling a story set in this extraordinary period," said 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."

"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," said David Madden, President of Original Programming, AMC. "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. 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."