‘The Terror’: Derek Mio To Star In AMC Anthology Series

Mio, a fourth generation Japanese American, has a personal connection to this story. His other grandfather was from Hawaii and served in the U.S. One of his grandfathers was from Terminal Island and sent to Manzanar internment camp after Pearl Harbor. Military Intelligence Service and was stationed in Japan during the Occupation as an interpreter and cultural liaison.
Throughout the season, Nakayama transforms from a naïve kid to a war hero. Mio will play Chester Nakayama, the son of Japanese born immigrants who has dreams of leaving his insular Japanese-American community and joining the army.
The Terror season two is executive produced by Ridley Scott and is an AMC Studios production, produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 36.
The next iteration will be set during World War II and center on 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. The 10-episode Season 2 is expected to air on AMC in 2019. Season 2 is co-created by Alexander Woo (True Blood) and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island) with Woo, who is currently under an overall deal at AMC Studios, set as showrunner. Josef Kubota Wladyka (Narcos) will direct the first episode.
He's repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency and manager, Susan Yoo. Mio will next be seen in Medal of Honor, Netflix's upcoming docuseries produced by James Moll and Robert Zemeckis. His previous TV credits include Hawaii Five-O, Rosewood, Lethal Weapon and CSI: Cyber.
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EXCLUSIVE: Derek Mio has been cast as the lead in Season 2 of AMC’s anthology series The Terror.