The critically acclaimed anthology series The Terror, which premiered exclusively in the UK to BT customers, will change setting for the new series and will be based during World War II.
Season two will centre on an uncanny spectre that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific.
Co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo (“True Blood”) and Max Borenstein (“Kong: Skull Island,” “Godzilla”). Woo is also set to serve as showrunner.
(The Terror season 1)
The next season of The Terror anthology is expected to air on AMC in 2019 with 10 episodes.
Season one of The Terror won critical acclaim in the US and UK. Vulture said “The Terror” was “a horrifying 19th century nightmare.” The Daily Beast called it “Stunning. TV's most terrifying new show.” TV Insider said it was “literate and philosophical, yet shocking and terrifically scary”.
“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,” said David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.
“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.
“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.”
Alexander Woo said:“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.”
“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.”
How to watch The Terror season one:
You still have time to watch season one of The Terror if you’re a BT TV customer.
The full box set of The Terror is available for a limited time on the BT Player.
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What is AMC
AMC is the drama channel, which created game-changing drama series such as Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Mad Men.
In the UK, the channel is the home of shows such as Fear the Walking Dead, The Terror, Into the Badlands, Snatch, Ride with Norman Reedus and Hap and Leonard.
AMC is one of 60 premium channels available on BT TV along with other channels such as E!, Comedy Central, National Geographic and many more.
What was The Terror season one about?
(The Terror - Season 1)
Inspired by a true story and based on Dan Simmons’ novel of the same name, The Terror centers on the British Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into unchartered territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage.
Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, The Terror, highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men who are desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements, but with each other.
The real expedition, which set sail in 1845 and led to more than 120 crew members inexplicably disappearing, has warranted a great deal of speculation. After almost 175 years of searching, coincidentally, the ships were discovered by arctic research groups in 2014 and 2016.
The series stars Jared Harris as Captain Crozier, Tobias Menzies as Captain Fitzjames, Ciaran Hinds as Sir John Franklin, Paul Ready as Dr. Harry Goodsir, Adam Nagaitis as Cornelius Hickey, Nive Nielsen as Lady Silence and Ian Hart as Thomas Blanky.