Ridley Scott’s THE TERROR Season 2 Trailer- A Haunting Story Set in a Japanese Internment Camp

Ridley Scott's THE TERROR

AMC has released the first trailer for The Terror Season 2, which has been officially named The Terror: Infamy. This next haunting story is set in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. If that isn’t creepy enough, this story will also throw in 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 story that season two will tell revolves 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.”

The Terror: Infamy looks like a brilliant story, and I’m enthusiastic about watching it. When 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 also stars in the show and who also worked as a creative consultant. In case you weren’t aware, he and his family were located in an internment camp when he was a child. He said this:

“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 delivering 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.”

The Terror: Infamy airs on August 12th.

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