'The Terror: Infamy' Cast on the Horror Series' Emotional & Physical Challenges (VIDEO)

Meredith Jacobs

If you're looking for a horror story that draws on real-life terror, look no further than AMC's anthology series.

The Terror: Infamy stars George Takei, Derek Mio, Cristina Rodlo, and Kiki Sukezane and creator Alexander Woo sat down with our Jim Halterman at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 to preview the new season and their characters.

While discussing his approach for the show, Woo said they took a look at Japanese ghost stories and horror movies. "Hopefully those feelings you get from watching your favorite scary movie — the sweaty palms, heart beating fast, whatever it is — help you feel what the people who were living through the internment really felt and hopefully build an empathy for them," he explained.

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Matt Roush also talks new seasons of 'Succession' and 'Mindhunter,' as well as new CBS All Access drama 'Why Women Kill'.

Takei, who also serves as a consultant, was in two of those internment camps as a child. "It's out of that that this story that we tell came," he shared.

Watch the video above for more from the cast, including Mio's own personal connection to the story and what to expect from the characters. Plus, find out whether the emotional or physical challenges hit the actors more.

George Takei Talks Returning to Internment for AMC's 'The Terror: Infamy'

George Takei Talks Returning to Internment for AMC's 'The Terror: Infamy'

'I was behind those barbed-wire fences and living in those tar paper barracks. Now I'm going back,' he says.

The Terror: Infamy, Season Premiere, Monday, August 12, 9/8c, AMC