The Terror follows a trend that’s become quite common lately. Premiering on AMC in March earlier this year, the show that served as a direct adaptation of the 2007 novel by Dan Simmons was originally billed as a limited series. A one-off. Serving as a sort of season-long version of a backdoor pilot to extend to a regular season-to-season series, akin to The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, the first season of The Terror centered around a fictionalized version of the famed Franklin expedition in the Arctic in the 1840’s. In this version, a monster hunts the crew.
Now, word has been given today by AMC that a second season will premiere sometime in 2019, this time based on original material. The setting will shift to during WWII as an uncanny specter menaces a Japanese-American community starting in Southern California and spreading across the Pacific theatre of war. It will consist of 10 episodes and Amazon Prime Video will air the show for some territories.
Given the critical acclaim and popularity of the first season, it’s no surprise that this happened. Hopefully the show won’t lose any of the momentum the first season had going for it. Ridley Scott, Alexander Woo, and Max Borenstein will executive produce with Woo set to be showrunner. Stay tuned!