AMC has renewed The Terror for a second season with Ridley Scott returning to oversee the series as Executive Producer.
Season one starred Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies and Ciarán Hinds and told a fictionalised account of Sir John Franklin’s lost 1845 Royal Navy expedition to the Artic which encountered a local supernatural force.
For the second season the action moves to World War II and centres on an uncanny spectre that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific.
Season two is co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo (“True Blood”) and Max Borenstein (“Kong: Skull Island,” “Godzilla”), with Woo also serving as showrunner.
“’The Terror’ has given us the opportunity to take a unique approach to the anthology format,” said David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.
“We loved the concept of beginning with an actual historical event and overlaying it with a fictional horror element, and we are immensely proud of this show’s combination of cinematic scope and intimate character work.
“We are thrilled to announce a second season and dramatise one of the most chilling and important events of the 20th Century, guided by the vision of the gifted Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein.”
“Our deep appreciation goes to the persistently creative and passionate showrunning team of David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, the incomparable Ridley Scott and the rest of the producing team, and the outstanding cast led by Jared Harris for launching this concept and leaving us on the precipice of terrifying new adventures as we continue with the next chapter of ‘The Terror.’”
The show is expected to air in 2019 with 10 episodes.