‘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 is set to take place in the United States west coast during World War II, in a Japanese internment camp. The press release stated that the show would be a “center on an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific.”
It goes without saying that the upcoming season has its work cut out. Since the show got off to a very strong start, the fans will be expecting the new season to top the expectations of the previous season. Critics too are going to be keeping their eyes out, since they were rather 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.”
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 performing 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 will 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. Notably, Takei did spend some amount of time in a Japanese-American internment camp as a child and being an activist, he is sure to point out the injustices and how life really was there. Thus we can expect a degree of realism in the portrayal as Takei is serving as a consultant as well in the upcoming season.