The Terror Season 2: Cast, Trailer, Release Date, and Episode Guide

What you need to know about The Terror season 2 episode 10, including the synopsis, trailer, and cast!

The Terror Season 2 - Infamy

The Terror creeped out audiences last spring with its tale based on a novel by Dan Simmons, which in turn is based on a true story about a failed British expedition into the Arctic to find the Northwest Passage. Full of scares, gore, and despair, The Terror Season 1 was TV horror at its very best. 

Of course, the end of The Terror‘s 10-episode run raised the question: will there be more episodes from the series down the line? The answer is yes. AMC has renewed The Terror for a 10-episode second season, titled The Terror: Infamy.

The Terror will be an anthology series (the network’s first), with a completely new story and focus in Season 2. The Terror: Infamy is set during World War II and will tell the story of a Japanese-American community haunted by a series of mysterious deaths.

The Terror Season 2 Release Date

The Terror season 2 will return with episode 10, the season finale, titled “Into the Afterlife,” on Monday, Oct. 15 at 9 pm. Here’s the synopsis: 

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Henry and Asako look to the past to provide answers to their current turmoil; Chester and Luz grapple with their identities in hopes of saving those who are dearest to them; Amy and Yamato-san struggle to once again assimilate into American life.

Check out a trailer for the upcoming episodes below:

And here’s a clip from the episode:

Read our latest review of the season.

The Terror Season 2 Episodes

Here’s where we’ll compile episode titles, official synopses, and reviews as they become available. Click the titles to go to the full reviews.

The Terror Season 2 Episode 1: A Sparrow in a Swallow’s Nest

In 1941 Chester Nakayama is caught between his insular Japanese American neighborhood on Terminal Island and his current all-American life; extreme circumstances push his community and personal life to the brink, all while someone watches closely.

Josef Kubota Wladyka directed the episode written by Alexander Woo.

Air Date: 8/12/19

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Read our review of “A Sparrow in a Swallow’s Nest.”

The Terror Season 2 Episode 2: All the Demons Are Still in Hell

After Pearl Harbor, the Terminal Islanders are evicted from their homes and must find shelter elsewhere; while Henry, separated from his family, faces injustice at the hands of the government, Chester engages in a paranoid search for answers.

Josef Kubota Wladyka directed the episode written by Tony Tost.

Air Date: 8/19/19

Read our review of “All the Demons Are Still in Hell.”

The Terror Season 2 Episode 3: Gaman

As the Terminal Islanders adjust to their new surroundings, Chester tries to provide for his family, while fending off the evil that follows him; Henry reels from the trauma of his imprisonment; Asako sees bad omens; Amy takes up a new job.

Michael Lehmann directed the episode written by Shannon Goss.

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Air Date: 8/27/19

Read our review of “Gaman.”

The Terror Season 2 Episode 4: The Weak Are Meat

Chester, in search of a better life, is treated with hostility by his fellow Americans; Luz hopes to be accepted by Henry and Asako in their new home as the Japanese American community celebrates Obon, a festival to commemorate the dead.

Michael Lehmann directed the episode written by Naomi Iizuka.

Air Date: 9/2/19

Read our review of “The Weak Are Meat.”

The Terror Season 2 Episode 5: Shatter Like a Pearl

The Japanese Americans are forced to undertake a humiliating exercise that divides the community; Chester comes face to face with a man who forces him to question his very nature; Luz, stricken by grief, is forced to make an important choice.

Lily Mariye directed the episode written by Steven Hanna.

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Air Date: 9/9/19

Read our review of “Shatter Like a Pearl.”

The Terror Season 2 Episode 6: Taizo

A story of the past provides insight into the present evil that stalks the Terminal Islanders; Chester returns home to his family; Henry and Asako are faced with a difficult decision.

Everardo Gout directed the episode written by Max Borenstein and Benjamin Klein.

Air Date: 9/16/19

Read our review of “Taizo.”

The Terror Season 2 Episode 7: My Perfect World

The Nakayamas have been torn apart; Chester searches for the person he believes can help, by any means necessary; an outbreak in the community forces Amy to act, though she’s caught between doing what she’s told and doing what’s right.

Meera Menon directed the episode written by Danielle Roderick and Tony Tost.

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Air Date: 9/23/19

Read our review of “My Perfect World.”

The Terror Season 2 Episode 8: My Sweet Boy

Chester and Luz have reached a turning point in their relationship; Amy must take matters into her own hands as she’s tormented by a powerful nemesis; Chester meets a boy who gives him answers.

Toa Fraser directed the episode written by Alessandra Dimona and Shannon Goss.

Air Date: 9/30/19

Read our review of “My Sweet Boy.”

The Terror Season 2 Episode 9: Come and Get Me

The Terminal Islanders return home to find that things have changed since they left; the Nakayamas, still tense from the pain they’ve inflicted on one another, must come together to battle the spirit that threatens their future.

Frederick E.O. Toye directed the episode written by Steven Hanna and Naomi Iizuka.

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Air Date: 10/7/19

Read our review of “Come and Get Me.”

The Terror Season 2 Episode 10: Into the Afterlife

Henry and Asako look to the past to provide answers to their current turmoil; Chester and Luz grapple with their identities in hopes of saving those who are dearest to them; Amy and Yamato-san struggle to once again assimilate into American life.

Air Date: 10/14/19

The Terror Season 2 Cast

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, Torchwood) 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 spent time as a child in a Japanese-American internment camp, and is also serving as a consultant on the series.

John Saavedra is an associate editor at Den of Geek. Read more of his work here. Follow him on Twitter @johnsjr9