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‘Star Trek’ icon George Takei has just signed on to join the second season of AMC’s ‘The Terror‘ as both a consultant and a series regular. The new outing of the Ridley Scott-produced anthology series is set to take place during the events of World War II where many Japanese were thrown into internment camps which is something that Takei had lived through as a child.

What we’ll be seeing here is a set of extremely bizarre deaths that are cropping up in a Japanese-American community. There is one man who is trying to not only understand but stop whatever “malevolent entity” is responsible for all of this loss of life.

Alexander Woo (‘True Blood’) is slated to be the showrunner for the second season and will also co-create and executive produce the concept with Max Borenstein (‘Kong: Skull Island‘,’Godzilla’). Josef Kubota Wladyka (‘Narcos’) will be directing the first two episodes.

Takei’s role on the show will have him playing Yamato-san. He will be “a former fishing captain and community elder.” As to his consulting work for the series, he will be working with the executive producers “to ensure the accuracy of historical events and storytelling.”

Takei is joining a cast which already consists of:

  • Derek Mio will star in the series as Chester Nakayama
  • 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
  • Naoko Mori (Everest) as Asako Nakayama, Chester’s mother.

The cast has pretty much been brought together at this point so there likely won’t be too much further news on this until pre-production stills start to be released.

Are you looking forward to the second season of ‘The Terror’? Is the idea of George Takei’s involvement have you interested in checking out the series? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Sources: TV Line, Collider