AMC's The Terror: Infamy trailer has arrived and it's pretty creepy. It's just the latest in the network's horror anthology series, which takes historic events and throws in some supernatural activity for good measure. With that being said, The Terror: Infamy might be taking things a bit further as a mysterious shapeshifter haunts Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. George Takei is on board as a consultant and star, who brought some of his real-life experience into the making of the latest season.
Featuring a cast and crew with deep-rooted connections to WWII, the internment of Japanese- Americans and the aftermath in Hiroshima, The Terror: Infamy centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese American community, and a young man's journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible. In addition, the series is one of the first depicting the internment of Japanese Americans on such a massive scale - complete with authentically recreated camps in scope and scale as post-WWII. The Terror: Infamy is co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo (True Blood) and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla). Woo also serves as showrunner.
The Terror: Infamy stars Derek Mio as Chester Nakayama; Kiki Sukezane (Lost in Space) as Yuko, a mysterious woman from Chester's past; Cristina Rodlo (Miss Bala) as Luz, Chester's secret girlfriend; Shingo Usami (Unbroken) as Henry Nakayama, Chester's father; Naoko Mori (Everest) as Asako Nakayama, Chester's mother; Miki Ishikawa (9-1-1) as Amy, a Nakayama family friend; and renowned actor, producer, author, and activist George Takei (Star Trek) as Yamato-san, a community elder and former fishing captain. Takei also serves as a consultant.
George Takei was placed in a Japanese-American internment camp with his family when he was a child. The timing of The Terror: Infamy is no coincidence as Takei believes we are seeing history repeat itself with the current border situation. However, Takei believes that the Trump administration's zero tolerance stance is much worse than what he experienced in WWII. He had this to say about the matter.
"At least during the internment, when I was just 5 years old, I was not taken from my parents. At least during the internment, my parents were able to place themselves between the horror of what we were facing and my own childish understanding of our circumstances."
The Terror: Infamy is an AMC Studios production produced by Scott Free, Emaj Productions and Entertainment 360. In addition to Woo and Borenstein, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert, Guymon Casady and Jordan Sheehan also serve as executive producers. The Terror: Infamy premieres August 12th, exclusively on AMC. The first season of the AMC series received overwhelmingly positive reviews and currently holds a 95% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The latest season is expected to do the same with its stance on history, the supernatural, and the present. You can check out the trailer for The Terror: Infamy below, thanks to the AMC YouTube channel.