Season two of 'The Terror' will be set during Japanese American internment

AMC's horror drama is now an anthology series.

AMC has renewed the horror drama series The Terror for a second season, with some significant changes: it's now officially an anthology series, and the next iteration will switch up its historical setting to center on the Japanese American community during World War II.

'The Terror' Renewed For Season 2 By AMC Set During World War II

Season one of The Terror was inspired by the true story of a doomed Arctic expedition from the mid 19th century. But season two "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," according to a press release from AMC.


Alexander Woo (True Blood), who co-created the new conceit with executive producer Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), will also serve as showrunner on the new season.

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

"Modern and relevant to the present moment." You got that right, man. Hopefully, the show's writing staff will also include Japanese American and Asian American voices.

Season two of The Terror is expected to air next year with ten new episodes.

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