AMC’s The Terror returning for a Season 2


AMC’s newest horror drama series has been confirmed for a second season.

Horror fans rejoice. The scares and suspense will continue as AMC’s The Terror have been given the green light for a second season. This news comes following the successful Season 1, which was based off a novel of the same name by Dan Simmons.

The Terror involved a group of sea explorers doomed expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Their ships become encased in ice. They are stranded and supplies begin to dwindle. This is far from the worst of their problems, as a mysterious, carnivorous beast stalks over the stranded crew. They are picked off one by one.

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Season 1 wrapped up nicely, staying very accurate to the novel. With the novel’s story concluded, there wasn’t much room for more of Sir John Franklin’s crew’s (or what might be left of it), truth be told. Now we know that Season 2 will be a completely separate story, turning The Terror into an anthology series.

Like Season 1, Season 2 will be lightly based off of history. It’ll include an all-new cast, new setting, and even a new showrunner. The original creator, David Kajganich, and Season 1 showrunner, Soo Hugh, have been replaced by Alexander Woo (True Blood, Splinter Cell).  Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), is set to be the executive producer.

Regarding his excitement to takeover, Woo said,

"“I’m deeply honored to be telling a story set in this extraordinary period. We hope to convey the abject terror of the historical experience in a way that feels modern and relevant to the present moment. And the prospect of doing so with a majority Asian and Asian-American cast is both thrilling and humbling.”"

Even with all of the changes, The Terror definitely has a common theme. Take a historic event and plop a terrifying, menacing monster into the mix. It wouldn’t be the same if there wasn’t a monster of some sort lurking in the shadows.

Season 2 will take viewers of Season 1 from the frozen, unforgiving tundra of the Arctic, to the Pacific during World War II. We’ve learned that Season 2

"“will be set in World War II and 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.”"

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Not much else of the plot has been revealed. We now know that the threat is no longer the gigantic polar bear-like creature known as the Tuunbaq, nor a demented Mr. Hickey. Season 2 will feature some sort of ghostly presence.

While Season 2 of The Terror doesn’t have an exact release date yet, it’s expected sometime in 2019.