Derek Mio Cast As Lead Of ‘The Terror’ Season 2

The second season of AMC’s horror anthology “The Terror,” led showrunner Alexander Woo, and executive produced by Ridley Scott, has found a leading man in Derek Mio.

Set during Japanese American internment during World War II, the 10-episode season will “center on an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific,” according to Deadline.

The story follows Mio’s character Chester Nakayama as he leaves the bubble of his community to join the army.

Mio is fourth-generation Japanese American. One of his grandfathers was sent to Manzanar internment camp, while the other served in the military’s intelligence service as an interpreter and cultural liaison.

Josef Kubota Wladyka, a Japanese American filmmaker, will direct the season’s first episode, set to premiere next year.