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'The Terror, Infamy': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about AMC's upcoming horror anthology series

Following the success of its first season, AMC renewed the show for a 10-episode second season with a completely new storyline. The storyline takes place on the West coast of the United States during World War II. 

When 'The Terror' premiered last spring, it scared the wits out of audiences. Its tale was based on a novel by Dan Simmons about a failed British expedition into the Arctic to find the Northwest Passage. Following the positive reviews that the series garnered, AMC renewed the series for a 10-episode second season, titled 'The Terror: Infamy'. The second season will be an anthology series with a completely new storyline.

Here's what we know about the series so far.

Release date:

'The Terror: Infamy' will premiere Monday, August 12 at 9 p.m. ET.  on AMC


The official synopsis reads: "Set during World War II, the second season of 'The Terror' 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." The storyline takes place on the West coast of the United States during World War II.  

Co-creator Max Borenstein shed some light on the upcoming season. "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."


'The Terror: Infamy' stars Derek Mio as Chester Nakayama. 'Lost in Space' star Kiki Sukezane plays Yuko, a mysterious lady from Nakayama's past. She shot to fame by playing Miko Otomo in the 2015-2016 TV miniseries 'Heroes Reborn'.  As reported by Den of Geek, Cristina Rodlo (Miss Bala) will play Luz, Chester’s secret girlfriend; Shingo Usami (Unbroken) as Henry Nakayama, Chester's father; Naoko Mori (Everest, Torchwood) as Asako Nakayama.

Mori is best known for her roles as Toshiko Sato in 'Torchwood', Sarah in 'Absolutely Fabulous' and Nicola in 'Spice World'. Chester’s mother will be played by Miki Ishikawa (9-1-1) as Amy, a Nakayama family friend. Renowned actor, producer, author and activist George Takei (Star Trek) stars as Yamato-san, a community elder and former fishing captain.  


The second season, titled 'The Terror: Infamy' is co-created by Max Borenstein and Alexander Woo, who also serves as showrunner. Borenstein is best known for writing 'Godzilla' (2014), 'Kong: Skull Island' (2017), and 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' (2019). Woo, on his part, is renowned for writing several episodes of 'True Blood', the drama series on HBO.



The first trailer that hit the internet July 2 showed a spirit occupying bodies and terrorizing people. The trailer shows people being possessed and a mysterious evil killing people. 

Here's a look at the full-length trailer:


The full-length trailer shows Japanese citizens walking into a sort of a refugee camp and that's when it is shown that a mysterious force is causing deaths of people without leaving traces. 

Watch this space for more updates on 'The Terror: Infamy'.

If you are looking forward to 'The Terror: Infamy', you may also enjoy these:

'The Walking Dead', 'The Terror', 'Preacher', 'Eli Roth's House of Horror' and 'Fear The Walking Dead'.