We’re heading out of the Arctic and back to World War II for the second season of AMC’s “The Terror,“ and Deadline reports today that “Star Trek” legend George Takei will star in Season 2 as a series regular, and he will also serve as a consultant for the season. He’ll play Yamato-san, a former fishing captain and community elder.
Kiki Sukezane (Lost in Space), Miki Ishikawa (9-1-1), Shingo Usami (Unbroken), Naoko Mori (Everest) and Cristina Rodlo will also star.
Josef Kubota Wladyka (“Narcos”) will direct the first episode.
Set during World War II, the second season follows 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 of “The Terror” anthology is co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo (“True Blood”) and Max Borenstein (“Kong: Skull Island,” “Godzilla”). Woo is also set to serve as showrunner. The next season of “The Terror” anthology is expected to air on AMC in 2019 with 10 episodes.
“I’m deeply honored to be telling a story set in this extraordinary period,” said Woo. “We hope to convey the abject terror of the historical experience in a way that feels modern and relevant to the present moment. And the prospect of doing so with a majority Asian and Asian-American cast is both thrilling and humbling.”
“The Terror” season two is executive produced by Ridley Scott and is an AMC Studios production, produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360.