AMC is developing a number of ideas for the third season of their historical horror anthology series The Terror. The network has been pitched concepts and is talking about which one they will run with.
President of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios, Sarah Barnett, told Deadline: “I love the concept of historical and horror. Horror is such a brilliant metaphorical way to talk about being human and the jagged emotions we feel, it’s wonderful. So, setting it in such a heightened and particular historical moment that has great stakes, such as internment camps or the northwest passage, is really interesting. I’m curious how we can [continue] that franchise and look at what works. We don’t just want to keep doing the same thing.”
Barnett also said AMC will be working with a new creative team for season 3. This makes sense considering that the first season was developed by David Kaiganich, while the second season was created by Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein.
The first season centered on the Royal Navy’s polar explorer ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror sailing into uncharted territory, seeking the Northwest Passage. The ships are soon stuck, frozen and isolated, and those aboard must survive the harsh weather conditions and each other while being stalked by an elusive menace.
The second season then took place on the west coast of the United States during World War II and centered on the Japanese folklore of bakemono, “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.”