The just-arrived Season 2 trailer for AMC’s The Terror: Infamy begins with the sound of history: FDR’s speech to Congress the morning after the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor left America stunned and standing on the precipice of global conflict. FDR’s oft-quoted line about a “date that will live in infamy” rallied America for distant battlefields but The Terror: Infamy keep its focus on the home-front where not every camouflaged threat is a military one.
The eerie AMC anthology series The Terror spent Season 1 on the frigid decks of a Victorian Era sailing ship following a doomed course. The Season 2 premiere on Aug. 12 begins the 10-part tale of The Terror: Infamy, which centers on a malevolent, shape-shifting force that is locked up with prisoners in a Japanese internment camp.
The Terror: Infamy is co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo (True Blood) and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island). Woo also serves as showrunner.
The series stars Derek Mio; Kiki Sukezane (Lost in Space), Cristina Rodlo (Miss Bala), Shingo Usami (Unbroken), Naoko Mori (Everest), Miki Ishikawa (9-1-1), and George Takei (Star Trek). Takei, who as a child spent three years in an internment camp, was initially hired as a consultant to the production but his contribution was expanded to the screen portrayal of Yamato-san, a community elder and former fishing captain.
“The Terror: Infamy” is an AMC Studios production produced by Scott Free, Emaj Productions and Entertainment 360. In addition to Woo and Borenstein, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert, Guymon Casady, and Jordan Sheehan also serve as executive producers.
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