AMC has announced that critically praised anthology The Terror has been renewed for a 10-episode second season, which will premiere next year.
“The Terror has given us the opportunity to take a unique approach to the anthology format. We loved the concept of beginning with an actual historical event and overlaying it with a fictional horror element, and we are immensely proud of this show’s combination of cinematic scope and intimate character work. We are thrilled to announce a second season and dramatize one of the most chilling and important events of the 20th Century, guided by the vision of the gifted Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein,” said David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Our deep appreciation goes to the persistently creative and passionate showrunning team of David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, the incomparable Ridley Scott and the rest of the producing team, and the outstanding cast led by Jared Harris for launching this concept and leaving us on the precipice of terrifying new adventures as we continue with the next chapter of The Terror.”
Season two of The Terror 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. It’s the second war-focused AMC show in recent years following Turn: Washington’s Spies, which took place during the American Revolutionary War. Whereas season one was led by Soo Hugh (The Whispers) and David Kajganich (Suspiria), season two will be ran by Alexander Woo (True Blood) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla).
The Terror joins a scripted slate for AMC that includes The Walking Dead, Into the Badlands, The Son, Preacher, and Better Call Saul, among others.