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George Takei to Star in Horror Show About Concentration Camps During WWII

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    AMC‘s horror anthology series “The Terror” is set to return for a second season starring veteran actor George Takei.

    The show, which features real-life historical events with an added supernatural twist, will depict the internment of Japanese-American citizens in the U.S. during World War II in season two titled “The Terror: Infamy.”

     

    Takei, who has personally lived through the horrors of staying in one of the 68 concentration camps across the country in real life, also served as a historical consultant on set, Indiewire reports. 

    The upcoming series is set to highlight the struggles Japanese-Americans faced when they were forced to leave their homes for concentration camps as they were collectively perceived as potential spies and enemies of the state.

    Best known for originally playing Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek, the 82-year-old Japanese-American star will play the role of Yamato-San, a community elder and former fishing captain detained inside of a concentration camp. Joining Takei is an all-star Asian cast consisting of “Greek” actor Derek Mio, “Westworld” actress Kiki Sukezane, Shingo Usami, Naoko Mori, and Miki Ishikawa.

    “It’s a very timeless series,” Takei tells in a recent interview with SYFY. “It riffs on the horror stories that we tell, but it’s also a chapter of authentic American history, fused with the ancient ghost stories of Japan, Kaidan, and carrying a lesson for us today — because it’s being repeated time and time again.”

    “The Terror: Infamy”, which will debut on August 12 on AMC, will pit the central characters against a malevolent presence haunting the community.

    “Set during World War II, the haunting and suspenseful second season of the horror-infused anthology,” the official synopsis reads.“‘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.”

    Featured image via YouTube/RottenTomatoes TV

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