AMC's 'The Terror' may come back for a second season

Though there is no official announcement or confirmation about the news, showrunner Soo Hugh hinted at an extension

                            AMC's 'The Terror' may come back for a second season
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Horror on the high seas? AMC is showing all the signs of approval. As the first season of the critically acclaimed and much-loved television show 'The Terror' came to a close last week there are rumors already that it may just be on for another season.

While there was no official announcement or confirmation about the news, one of the showrunners hinted at an extension.

"When AMC greenlit the show now almost three years ago, they greenlit it as an anthology show," co-showrunner Soo Hugh told TV Guide,"Meaning Season 1 would be the story of the Franklin Expedition, and subsequent seasons would take on a new narrative that carried the DNA that we established in Season 2."

So now that season one has successfully established its characters and given the plot its pirate-y feel, will season 2 just blow our minds again with an entirely new set of characters, adventure and new reasons to fear?

It remains to be seen. 

But even if it does make a comeback expect some major changes. Show creator David Kajganich and showrunner Hugh will not be lending their expertise to the next season.

"Dave and I aren't coming back for Season 2 by our choice," Hugh said, "We're just really excited to see what AMC does with what we've done." Meanwhile, the two will be working on some very different projects than 'The Terror'.

Kajganich is working on a film that Ridley Scott is said to be directing while Hugh will be burning the midnight oil on a book adaptation, a story about immigrants.

'The Terror' is based on a bestselling novel by author Dan Simmons. Published in 2007, the novel of the same name talks about a fictional story of Captain Sir John Franklin's lost expedition to the Arctic in 1845.

In the show, the sailors of the Royal Navy's HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, the two polar exploration vessels, sail into the never been touched before waters looking for the Northwest Passage.