The second season of the AMC horror anthology series has a new trailer – set in the retrospectively difficult era of American internment camps for Japanese “PoWs”, something ancient and supernatural has arrived to feed on the pain and dread from this dark time.
Can I just get a “damn it’s good to see George Takei playing a role other than himself?” The man’s a talented actor, but I honestly don’t think I’ve seen him in anything other than cameos since, well, probably the 80’s.
Anyway, we get a good feel for the formula that The Terror is continuing with; under-referenced historical moments made worse by a horrifying supernatural threat, in this case a traditional Japanese shapeshifting, corpse stealing Bakemono. Full disclosure though, even though I found the gripping realism of the first season’s arctic escapade very well done, I didn’t really feel compelled by the story which came across as quite dry and uninspired. It didn’t help that the creature was revealed fairly early on, but even the subplots involving the local native shaman culture failed to hook me back on.
So I can’t say that I’m on the edge of my seat to immediately watch the next season, but if you happened to have liked Season 1 I think it’s safe to say that The Terror: Infamy will continue to scratch that historical horror itch.
The first two episodes are directed by Josef Kubota Wladyka (Narcos TV series) from a script by Alexander Woo (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks) and Max Borenstein who is also writing/creating the upcoming untitled Game of Thrones spin-off TV movie.
The show stars Derek Mio, Hira Ambrosino, Kiki Sukezane, Eiji Inoue, William deVry and Teach Grant.
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