AMC’s popular anthology series “The Terror” is coming back with all-new episodes in 2019. The show is expected to begin production in Vancouver next month and the series has added a popular name to the cast. AMC announced that actor, producer, author, and activist George Takei (“Star Trek”) will join the second season of the Ridley Scott-produced anthology series, as both a consultant and a series regular.
Takei will join Derek Mio on-screen for the show’s second season, Mio will be playing the role of Chester Nakayama in Season 2. Josef Kubota Wladyka (“Narcos”) will direct the first two episodes.
Production is scheduled to begin in January and Season two is currently set to air on AMC in 2019. The second season is expected to have ten episodes.
Set during World War II, the second season of “The Terror” centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible.
Season two is co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo (“True Blood”) and Max Borenstein (“Kong: Skull Island,” “Godzilla”). Woo also serves as showrunner.
Made famous for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the legendary science fiction series “Star Trek,” George Takei’s career spans more than six decades in film, television and the stage. As a child, Takei was imprisoned in two Japanese-American internment camps after the outbreak of World War II. His personal experience and knowledge of this chapter in U.S. history led him to become a leading figure and activist for social justice. As a consultant, Takei will work closely with the executive producers to ensure the accuracy of historical events and storytelling. On the acting side, he will play Yamato-san, a former fishing captain and community elder.
Additional casting includes Kiki Sukezane (“Lost in Space”) as Yuko, a mysterious woman from Chester’s past; Miki Ishikawa (“9-1-1”) as Amy, a Nakayama family friend; Shingo Usami (“Unbroken”) as Henry Nakayama, Chester’s father; and Naoko Mori (“Everest”) as Asako Nakayama, Chester’s mother.
“The Terror” is an AMC Studios production produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360. The show is also executive produced by Ridley Scott, Dan Simmons, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert and Guymon Casady.