Check out this new trailer for you to watch for the creepy-looking season 2 of The Terror, which is being called The Terror: Infamy. This next season of the horror anthology series is set in a Japanese internment camp in times of World War II, and it also comes with “uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific.”
Season 2 cities around “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.” This newly released trailer teases that evil is a shapeshifter entity. George Takei shares some of the creepy information on these restless spirits.
The Terror: Infamy arrives August 12th.
When previously talking about the series, showrunner Alexander Woo said:
The people involved with this season aren’t shying away from the subject matter, either. I’m deeply honored to be telling a story set in this extraordinary period. 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.”
Executive producer Max Borenstein added:
“As a history-buff and genre geek (not to mention a conscious American today), it’s clear that truth is always scarier than fiction…This season of The Terror uses as its setting one of the darkest, most horrific moments in our nation’s history. The Japanese-American internment is a blemish on the nation’s conscience — and one with dire resonance to current events. I’m thrilled that AMC is giving us the chance to use that darkness as the inspiration for what I hope will be a trenchant, terrifying season of TV.”
George Takei was actually placed in an internment camp when he was a child with his family and he had this to say:
“I consider this chapter of American history, the imprisonment of Japanese Americans simply because we happened to look like the people who bombed Pearl Harbor, to be an important chapter of American history and it is my life mission to raise the awareness.”
When talking about bringing a supernatural horror element to the story, Woo explained:
“On the horror side, the strategy of the show has always been to use the genre of Japanese ghost stories…as an analogy for the terror of the historical experience. Rather then telling the story from a 3,500 foot docu-drama level, I want to tell it from a very personal level, a micro level so that you feel like you’re in the skin of these people and build an empathy for them…the terror you feel watching your favorite horror movie will be analogous to the terror of what these people will went through.”