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Horror TV News: “The Terror” Season 2 and America’s WWII Internment Camps


Oh, so that’s how they’re gonna do it!

AMC’s The Terror was an excellent, albeit frosty (I still can’t feel my feet), 10 episodes of terror-logomonsterful paranoia. Based on Dan Simmons’ The Terror, season one was the historically fictional tale of two ships, the HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus, and their ill-fated search for the elusive Northwest Passage. Seeing as how season one wrapped everything up in a nice, icy casket, I’ve been wondering how AMC might go forward with season 2.

Well, wonder no more, dear readers!

AMC has renewed The Terror for a second season and they’re taking a page from the American Horror Story playbook. Each season will be a complete story unto itself keeping to a theme of “historical horror”. According to Variety…

The second season of the show will tell the story of a specter that haunts the Japanese-American community during World War II in the homes of Southern California, the internment camps where many were held during the war, and in the Pacific theater. Season two is created and executive produced by Alexander Woo (“True Blood”) and Max Borenstein (“Kong: Skull Island,” “Godzilla”), with Woo serving as showrunner.

terror-posterShowrunner Alexander Woo, who’s continuing a production deal with AMC, had this to say about the upcoming show: “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.”

With Ridley Scott and Dan Simmons still in the list of executive producers this is sounding like another Don’t Miss season.

Does anyone else enjoy the “seasonal anthology” format? Looking forward to the new story? Speak and be heard!

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