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Will There be a The Terror Season 3 or is it Cancelled?

Updated October 14, 2019
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‘The Terror’ is an American horror drama anthology series that airs on the AMC. The psychological thriller first premiered on March 25, 2018. The show bridges the gap between horror and historical fiction. In the first season, it focused on a fictionalized story or account of the lost expedition of Captain Sir John Franklin to the Arctic between the years 1845 to 1848.

In the second season, which has been co-created by Max Borenstein of ‘Kong: Skull Island‘ fame and Alexander Woo of ‘True Blood‘ fame, the story takes place in Southern California during World War II, in a Japanese internment camp.

Critics were left impressed with what the show had to offer, saying, “A thriller wrapped in a prestige drama package, ‘The Terror’ makes for gripping, atmospheric supernatural horror.”

After two successful seasons, will there be a The Terror season 3? Let’s find out.

The Terror Cast: Who is in it?

The first season case was led by Jared Harris, who is best known for his role as Lane Pryce in ‘Mad Men’. He plays the role of Captain Francis Crozier, the captain of the HMS Terror and second in command of the expedition. Ciaran Hinds, who is famous for his role in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ and ‘There Will Be Blood‘, is seen in the part of Sir John Franklin, the British Royal Navy officer, and an explorer of the Arctic. Tobias Menzies, who is best known for his role of Edmure Tully in ‘Game of Thrones‘, is cast as James Fitzjames. Paul Ready, who is mostly known for his work in the theater, appears as Doctor Harry Goodsir, an accomplished Scottish physician and naturalist who was the doctor on board for the ill-fated voyage. The show also sees Nive Nielsen play the role of Lady Silence.

In the second season, the cast is different. We see Derek Mio, of ‘Greek’ fame, in the role of Chester Nakayama. Kiki Sukezane of ‘Lost in Space’ appears in the role of Yuko, who is a mysterious woman from Chester’s past. Cristina Rodlo, who was recently seen in ‘Miss Bala’ plays the role of Luz, the secret girlfriend that Chester has. Shingo Usami of ‘Unbroken’ plays the role of Henry Nakayama, Chester’s father, while Naoko Mori of ‘Torchwood’ fame plays the role of Asako Nakayama, that is, Chester’s mother. Miki Ishikawa of ‘9-1-1‘ appears in the role of Amy, a family friend to the Nakayamas. George Takei of ‘Star Trek‘, who needs no introduction, plays the role of Yamato-san, a community elder who used to be a fishing captain.

If the show gets renewed for another season, we will most likely see a completely new set of cast members.

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The Terror Plot: What is it about?

The season 1 of ‘The Terror’ is based on a true story that revolves around the British Royal Navy. The story follows the Navy’s voyage to discover the Northwest Passage. Two ships, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror go on the voyage. None of the 129 men make it back. During their expedition, they manage to get into unchartered territory. With the Arctic winter ending, the crew is faced with a disastrous situation where they have to deal with not only limited resources and dwindling hope of survival but also the fear of an unknown monster. Frozen and living on the brink of extinction, the isolated group is stuck at the end of the world with no connection to the outside. Struggling with survival, the show highlights the survival horror that the group of men has to face, not only with each other but also with themselves.

The second season of ‘The Terror’ is titled ‘The Terror: Infamy’. Set during World War II, the show 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

Speaking of season 2, Borenstein, the co-creator of the show, said, “As a history-buff and genre geek (not to mention a conscious American today), it’s clear that truth is always scarier than fiction. 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. I’m thrilled that AMC is giving us the chance to use that darkness as the inspiration for what I hope will be a trenchant, terrifying season of TV”.

What the series does well is to drag time to an intellectual drawl, pacing things slowly, to build up anticipation and a sense of being trapped in, before it gives the necessary culmination into a climax. The theme of the show is basically that we might believe ourselves to be conquerors or to have managed to tame nature, but the truth is, nature only allows us to exist, and nature would live on even in our absence. It is a philosophical premise we must ponder, especially now, in the face of impending climate change, and truth be told, it is a terrifying philosophical premise to think of.

It will be interesting to see which new story does the show presents in season 3.

The Terror Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘The Terror’ Season 2 premiered on August 12, 2019 and came to an end on October 14, 2019 after 10 episodes.

As far as the next season goes, we don’t have an official announcement yet. Both the seasons of the show have been received quite well. Though, the second did see a drop in the viewership, which makes it difficult to guess whether the show will receive another season. In any case, if renewed, The Terror season 3 can release sometime in March, 2021. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.

The Terror Trailer:

Here’s the trailer of ‘The Terror Infamy’ that will set your hearts racing. You can also head to AMC if you wish to check out clips from the show

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