Tuesday, February 6, 2024

AMC Renews 'The Terror' for Season 3

During the network's presentation today at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, AMC picked up its original anthology series The Terror for a third installment. The series will return with six episodes in 2025.

Based on the novel "The Devil in Silver" by Victor LaValle, the third installment will follow Pepper - a working class moving man, who through a combination of bad luck and a bad temper, finds himself wrongfully committed to New Hyde Psychiatric Hospital - an institution filled with the people society would rather forget. There, he must contend with patients who work against him, doctors who harbor grim secrets, and perhaps even the very Devil himself. As Pepper navigates a hellscape where nothing is as it seems, he finds that the only path to freedom is to face down the entity which thrives on the suffering within New Hyde's walls - but doing so may prove that the worst demons of all live inside him.

LaValle and Chris Cantwell will serve as showrunners for the new installment. They will executive produce with David Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Guymon Casady, Scott Lambert and director Karyn Kusama. AMC Studios, Scott Free Productions, Emjag Productions, Management 360 and Anjulia Productions produce.

"The Terror anthology series has already delivered to fans two unforgettable seasons of storytelling that blend real-world events and characters with a terrifying and mysterious supernatural element," said Dan McDermott, President of Entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. "The Devil in Silver offers a perfect opportunity for a new installment of this popular and critically acclaimed anthology. We are looking forward to once again working with Chris Cantwell, who we partnered with so successfully on Halt and Catch Fire, Victor LaValle, Karyn Kusama and this great producing team to share our version of Victor's heralded and disturbing novel."

"This series is at once a grounded and real story of a man encountering those forgotten by the world and those he has neglected himself, all while arriving at a life-or-death crossroads where he must face the Devil without and within... and what does victory look like in a world of broken systems, and preyed upon people? What kind of hero is needed?" added Cantwell. "I am thrilled to be returning to AMC and honored to be working with a writer like Victor. We are looking forward to scaring the living daylights out of all of you very soon."

"Devil in Silver is a horror story based on all I've seen and also a love letter to the resilience of the human spirit," shared LaValle. "I feel so lucky that Christopher Cantwell agreed to help me tell this story. His gifts for empathy, humor and tragedy have only enriched this tale of ours. Plus, when we get together, we come up with some pretty twisted thrills. AMC is the perfect home for our show and they've been such enthusiastic partners in its development."