AMC’s dark cannibalistic first season of “The Terror” (review) told the story of the doomed Franklin Expedition, ships frozen in the ice and a crew desperate to find a way to a better place and circumstances after facing a giant beast, hunger, violence, and mutiny.
Fans were left wondering if the series would return for a second season. We can now report that the answer is yes. The series has been revealed as an anthology with its second season being a whole new subject. It also has as a new showrunner, “True Blood’s” Alexander Woo, Variety reports.
Season two 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.
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.’”
“The Terror” is produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360. Woo, Max Borenstein, Ridley Scott, Dan Simmons, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert and Guymon Casady serve as executive producers for the series.