The Terror: Renewed for Season 2! New Setting Revealed!

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The Terror is not over at AMC. 

The cable network has confirmed the series will return for a second season, but there's a catch. As the series is an anthology drama, it will be in a brand new location with brand new characters. 

The sophomore run will be set during World War II at a Japanese internment camp. 

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'The Terror' has given us the opportunity to take a unique approach to the anthology format," said David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. 

"We loved the concept of beginning with an actual historical event and overlaying it with a fictional horror element, and we are immensely proud of this show's combination of cinematic scope and intimate character work."   

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"We are thrilled to announce a second season and dramatize one of the most chilling and important events of the 20th Century, guided by the vision of THE GIFTED Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein."

"Our deep appreciation goes to the persistently creative and passionate showrunning team of David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, the incomparable Ridley Scott and the rest of the producing team, and the outstanding cast led by Jared Harris for launching this concept and leaving us on the precipice of terrifying new adventures as we continue with the next chapter of 'The Terror.'"

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"I'm deeply honored to be telling a story set in this extraordinary period," said Alexander Woo, who co-created executive produced the first season alongside Max Borenstein.

"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."

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"As a history-buff and genre geek (not to mention a conscious American today), it's clear that truth is always scarier than fiction," said Borenstein.

"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."

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"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 Season 1 debuted to critical acclaim earlier this year, focusing on two real-life warships sent on a Royal Naval expedition to find the treacherous Northwest Passage and become trapped in ice. 

Things take a horrifying turn for them when they are forced to face a demonic polar bear while simultaneously battling the loss of resources and what it means to be trapped in ice. 

It's unclear whether the same cast will return, or if it will be new additions for Season 2. 

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The Terror Quotes

Don't fear it, David, I have been there when souls have passed. A great peace descends.

Dr. Goodsir

There is nothing worse than a man who's lost his joy.

James Fitzjames