AMC unveiled a new trailer for The Terror: Infamy at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. While it was initially intended to serve as a limited series based on Dan Simmons' 2007 novel of the same name, The Terror was an unexpected hit for the network last year, and has since been transformed into an anthology. The show's second season won't feature any returning cast members or characters from the first, but it will continue to explore similar themes through the lens of a story that combines real history with fictional horror.
Titled The Terror: Infamy, season 2 will follow Chester Nakayama (Derek Mio), a young Japanese-American man whose community - in the wake of the Peal Harbor attacks and U.S. joining WWII - is forced from their homes in Southern California into internment camps. Eventually, Chester comes to realize that he and his loved ones are further being haunted by a supernatural, shape-shifting creature that threatens all of their lives. Now, some additional plot details have been brought to light, thanks to the show's latest bit of marketing.
Amidst everything else going on at SDCC this past weekend, AMC released a new trailer for The Terror: Infamy in connection to the event. You can check it out in the space below.
Among other things, the new Infamy preview reveals that Chester is trying to make a living as a photographer when he first discovers that a sinister specter is not only after him and his community, but can follow them no matter where they go. And whereas the season's previous trailers highlighted the monster's ability to change its form, the SDCC promo focuses in on what happens when the wicked spirit begins possessing different people, especially after Chester and the others are sent to their internment camp. It's a pretty unsettling setup and speaks well to what Infamy creators Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island) and Alexander Woo (True Blood), as well as Narcos helmsman Josef Kubota Wladyka (who oversaw the first two episodes), have in store for their audience here.
Overall, The Terror: Infamy continues to look like a worthy continuation of The Terror brand, based on the footage that's been released so far. Between its historical subject matter - which is not only deserving of more attention than it's gotten in pop culture past, but also (sadly) painfully timely - and the caliber of the cast and production values, Infamy arguably has the potential to be one of the better series of the year altogether. Failing that, it still has the makings of a pretty intense, often scary, and possibly even heart-breaking piece of prestige television.
The Terror: Infamy premieres Monday, August 12 on AMC.