AMC announced today that renowned actor, producer, author and activist George Takei (Star Trek) will join the second season of the critically acclaimed, Ridley Scott-produced anthology series, ‘The Terror,’ as a consultant and series regular.

Made famous for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the legendary science fiction series ‘Star Trek,’ George Takei’s career spans more than six decades in film, television and the stage. He will play the role of Yamato-san, a former fishing captain and community elder.

As a child, Takei was imprisoned in two Japanese-American internment camps after the outbreak of World War II. His personal experience and knowledge of this chapter in U.S. history led him to become a leading figure and activist for social justice. As a consultant, Takei will work closely with the executive producers to ensure the accuracy of historical events and storytelling.

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Set during World War II, the second season of ‘The Terror centres 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.

Additional casting includes Kiki Sukezane (Lost in Space) as Yuko, a mysterious woman from Chester’s past; Miki Ishikawa (9-1-1) as Amy, a Nakayama family friend; Shingo Usami (Unbroken) as Henry Nakayama, Chester’s father; and Naoko Mori (Everest) as Asako Nakayama, Chester’s mother.

Josef Kubota Wladyka (Narcos) will direct the first two episodes.

Production is scheduled to begin in January in Vancouver. Season two will air on AMC in 2019 with ten episodes, exclusive to BT customers in the UK.