"Star Trek" album George Takei just signed up to star on Season 2 of "The Terror," which will be set in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II.
In addition to appearing as "Yamato-san, a former fishing captain and community elder," AMC announced that the actor will be serving as a consultant this season.
The 81-year-old Takei has often talked about his experiences living in a wartime internment camp as a young boy. He also produced the stage play "Allegiance" based on his childhood experiences in a camp. A film of the play was released in 2016.
Season 2 of the AMC series will be about "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." Production begins next month in Vancouver.
Announced cast for Season 2 includes Derek Mio (Wade on "Greek"), Kiki Sukezane, Miki Ishikawa, Shingo Usami, and Naoko Mori.
“Manos sucias (Dirty Hands)” director Josef Kubota Wladyka will direct the first two episodes.
The season will air sometime in 2019.