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Things We Saw Today: The Terror: Infamy Marries Supernatural Horror With a Dark Chapter of History

Plus Euphoria, She-Ra, and more!

AMC’s horror anthology series The Terror debuted in 2018 and quickly developed a cult following. The first season told the frosty isolated tale of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition to the Arctic in 1845, and its strong performances and moody tone earned the series rave reviews.

Now, the second season of the series is here with an all new horror tale set in California during WWII. The Terror: Infamy follows Chester Nakayama (Greek‘s Derek Mio) a Japanese American man who finds his family plagued by supernatural events while experiencing the real life horrors of America’s Japanese internment camps.

The series features an almost entirely Asian cast, which includes Shingo Usami (The Wolverine), Naoko Mori (Torchwood), and George Takei, who has written about his experiences in the camps as a boy. the series is led by showrunner and executive producer Alexander Woo (True Blood, Manhattan) and executive producer Max Borenstein (Godzilla: King of the Monsters).

Borenstein said of the season, “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.”

The featurette introduces us to the main characters as well as the mysteries that will unfold over the season. It’s an exciting glimpse at a unique series which promises a strong and effectively scary season of television.

The Terror: Infamy premiere August 12th on AMC.

(via /Film, image: AMC)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.