AMC has announced that it has renewed its popular and critically acclaimed anthology series “The Terror” for a second season. The series was the number two new drama on cable for the current television season.
While the first season was a direct adaptation of the Dan Simmons novel of the same name, the new season will be original and shift the action from the famed Franklin expedition in the Arctic in the 1840s, to Southern California during the Second World War.
Ridley Scott, Alexander Woo (“True Blood”) and Max Borenstein (“Kong: Skull Island”) will executive produce with Woo to serve as showrunner on the new season which centers on an uncanny specter menacing a Japanese-American community starting in California and spreading across the Pacific theatre of war.
The next season will consist of ten episodes and is expected to air on AMC and certain Amazon Prime Video territories in 2019.