‘The Terror’ Season 3 Gets Greenlight at AMC, to Be Based on Novel ‘Devil in Silver’

AMC has ordered Season 3 of the supernatural anthology series “The Terror.”

The third installment of the series will be based on the novel “The Devil in Silver” by Victor LaValle. AMC has ordered six episodes, with the series slated to debut on AMC and AMC+ in 2025.

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Chris Cantwell, who previously worked on the AMC shows “Halt & Catch Fire” and “Lodge 49,” will write and executive produce the season alongside LaValle. Karyn Kusama is attached to direct the first two episodes and executive produce the series. Additional executive producers are David Zucker of Scott Free, Alexandra Milchan of Emjag, Guymon Casady of Management 360, and Scott Lambert of Anjulia Productions. AMC Studios will produce.

“’The Terror’ anthology series has already delivered to fans two unforgettable seasons of storytelling that blend real-world events and characters with a terrifying and mysterious supernatural element,” said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks. “’The Devil in Silver’ offers a perfect opportunity for a new installment of this popular and critically acclaimed anthology. We are looking forward to once again working with Chris Cantwell, who we partnered with so successfully on Halt and Catch Fire, Victor LaValle, Karyn Kusama and this great producing team to share our version of Victor’s heralded and disturbing novel.”

The series is officially titled “The Terror: Devil in Silver.” Per the official description the show “tells the story of Pepper – a working class moving man, who through a combination of bad luck and a bad temper, finds himself wrongfully committed to New Hyde Psychiatric Hospital – an institution filled with the people society would rather forget. There, he must contend with patients who work against him, doctors who harbor grim secrets, and perhaps even the very Devil himself. As Pepper navigates a hellscape where nothing is as it seems, he finds that the only path to freedom is to face down the entity which thrives on the suffering within New Hyde’s walls – but doing so may prove that the worst demons of all live inside him.”

“This series is at once a grounded and real story of a man encountering those forgotten by the world and those he has neglected himself, all while arriving at a life-or-death crossroads where he must face the Devil without and within… and what does victory look like in a world of broken systems, and preyed upon people? What kind of hero is needed?” Cantwell said. “I am thrilled to be returning to AMC and honored to be working with a writer like Victor. We are looking forward to scaring the living daylights out of all of you very soon.”

The first season of “The Terror” debuted in 2018 and told the story of a British naval expedition stuck in the ice while searching for the Northwest Passage. The second season, titled “The Terror: Infamy,” came out in 2019 and followed Japanese-Americans who were put into internment camps during World War II.

“’Devil in Silver’ is a horror story based on all I’ve seen and also a love letter to the resilience of the human spirit,” said LaValle. “I feel so lucky that Christopher Cantwell agreed to help me tell this story. His gifts for empathy, humor and tragedy have only enriched this tale of ours. Plus, when we get together, we come up with some pretty twisted thrills. AMC is the perfect home for our show and they’ve been such enthusiastic partners in its development.”

“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Victor LaValle and Christopher Cantwell on the mind-bending, heart-wrenching journey that is ‘The Terror: Devil in Silver,’” said Kusama. “They’ve created a tale that is both genuinely terrifying and satisfyingly emotional, anchored by unforgettable characters. It’s an honor to help bring this special story to life.”

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