For those who are hoping that the second season of AMC’s hit horror drama anthology series The Terror will be similiar to the its first season, you may want to readjust your thinking on it as the show is going in a new direction.
The cast of the upcoming second season stopped by San Diego Comic Con on Friday to share some insight on the new season. The second season, titled The Terror: Infamy is co-created by Max Borenstein and Alexander Woo, who also serves as the showrunner. Consisting of 10 episodes, it takes place on the west coast of the United States during World War II, and will “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.
Cast members Derek Mio, George Takei, Kiki Sukezane and Cristina Rodlo joined showrunners Borenstein and Woo to discuss what fans can expect and how deeply personal of a project this was for most of them. Takei, in particular, has a very emotional connection to the subject matter as he was in one of the Japenese Internment camps when he was five years old. Takei is most passionate about being a part of this series as he shared that “it is important for Americans to know American History” and that this is a big “part of that American History.”
Mio also has the same connection to the subject matter as Takei as his great-grandfather has also been in the camps. Mio shared that the most emotional moment for him during the filming was in the pilot episode when they started taking the people into the camps.
Rodlo and Sukezane also brought how the current situation in the US with immigration almost parallels with what is featured in the series. For Rodlo, as a Latina, the current immigration issues helped her feel a deep connection to the show.
Check the audio for the press conference below to see what else was shared!
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