Many of the world’s worst horror can be found if people look to their own history. The Terror: Infamy will have Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein as creators and famed director Ridley Scott as executive producer.
The first season of the show was about British Royal Navy sailors stalked by an unseen menace while trying to discover the infamously elusive Northwest Passage to Asia based on Franklin’s lost expedition. The first series had co-creators David Kajganich and Soo Hugh with Ridley Scott as one of the executive producers. Starring Mad Men’s Jared Harris and Game of Thrones’ Tobias Menzies (both of whom also appear on The Crown), it received positive reviews on its acting and production values.
Season Two will look at the struggles that Japanese-Americans faced during World War II. Seen as potential spies and enemies of the state, many Japanese people we forced to leave their homes for internment camps.
Japanese-American actor George Takei of Star Trek and Twitter meme fame will star as Yamato-san, a pillar of his community and retired fisherman. As a real life survivor of the internment camps, Takei also acted as a historical consultant on set.
Alongside Takei, an all-star Asian cast consisting of Derek Mio as Chester Nakayama; Kiki Sukezane who as Yuko, an enigmatic face from Derek’s past, Shingo Usami as Henry Nakayama, Chester’s father; Naoko Mori as Asako Nakayama, Chester’s mother, and Miki Ishikawa as Amy, a friend of the family. Cristins Rodlo will also play Chester’s secret non-Asian lover, Luz.
Mio previously played a recurring role on the ABC Family college-drama series Greek. Westworld fans will recognize Sukezane as the young geisha host Sakura from Maeve’s Season 2 storyline in Shogun World.
On top of their struggle to survive in America, Derek and those close to him will be haunted by a malevolent presence.
You can watch the creepy, poignant trailer here. The Terror: Infamy will debut on August 12th, just in time to scare the **** out of me after my birthday!