In this illustated soundbyte George Takei, of Star Trek fame, tells how important it is that AMC’s The Terror: Infamy reflects his real experience of USA’s Japanese internment camps.
This is the second season of AMC’s The Terror It debuted this week.
The Terror: Infamy George Takei Soundbyte
The Terror: Infamy Briefing
The Terror Season two is set during World War II. It centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community. Through this, it’s a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible.
Alexander Woo (True Blood) co-created and executive produced this Season. Alex also serves as showrunner. Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla) is the other co-creator and executive producer.
George Takie has a role in the Season and also acts as a consultant. Check out our interviews.
George is famous for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the legendary science fiction series Star Trek. His career spans more than six decades in film, television and the stage.
After the outbreak of World War II George was still a child. It was then that he imprisoned in two Japanese-American internment camps. As a result, he gained personal experience and knowledge of this chapter in US history. This led him to become a leading figure and activist for social justice.
As a consultant, George worked closely with the executive producers to ensure the accuracy of historical events and storytelling.
On the acting side, he plays Yamato-san, a former fishing captain and community elder.
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
- Naoko Mori (Everest) as Asako Nakayama, Chester’s mother