Screenshot: The Terror (AMC)

AMC’s The Terror anthology weaves the supernatural in with historical tragedies. The first season, for example, riffed on a lost expedition to the Arctic in the 19th century, and the upcoming second season will tackle the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, a timely exploration considering our current situation at the southern border.

As the below trailer demonstrates, The Terror: Infamy sets a series of mysterious deaths and, it appears, a shape-shifting creature against these detention camps. The 10-episode season was helmed by new showrunner Alexander Woo, who previously said the season aims to “convey the abject terror of the historical experience in a way that feels modern and relevant to the present moment.”

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Derek Mio, Kiki Sukezane, and Shingo Usami star in the season, as does George Takai, who himself was held in two Japanese-American internment camps in his youth. Watch a trailer below ahead of its August 12 debut.

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