Derek Mio (“Greek”) has scored the lead role of Chester Nakayama in the upcoming second season of AMC’s horror anthology series “The Terror”.
Nakayama is a fourth generation Japanese American who dreams of leaving his insular Japanese-American community and joining the army. The story will follow Nakayama’s transformation from naive kid to war hero during the Second World War.
The season will 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.
The ten-episode run is expected to air on AMC in 2019. Ridley Scott returns to executive produce alongside showrunner Alexander Woo and producers Max Borenstein, Dan Simmons, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert and Guymon Casady. Josef Kubota Wladyka (“Narcos,” “Outcast”) has been set to direct.
The first season, about the ill-fated Sir John Franklin expedition, was the second best rated new drama on cable for the current television season and a top ten drama on ad-supported cable overall, along with scoring rave reviews from critics.
Source: TV Line