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Forbes Interviews Derek Mio; Terror: Infamy Costume Designer Talks Kimonos With IndieWire

This week, Forbes interviews Derek Mio, while the show’s costume designer talks kimonos with IndieWire and Assignment X. Plus, Kiki Sukezane speaks with Character Media about inhabiting the character of Yuko. Read on for more:

• Speaking to Forbes about The Terror: Infamy, Derek Mio says, “A couple of episodes ago I was watching the show on TV at home. I couldn’t help but remark to myself how great it was that we got to put this much Japanese language on mainstream American television. People crave these kinds of stories that haven’t been told.”

• J.R. Hawbaker, the show’s costume designer, shares with IndieWire, “The tradition of kimono is so steeped in its own form of storytelling and precise storytelling. It’s the culmination of very, very specific choices of color, of texture, of motif, of all these things that evoke a piece of emotion and that evoke atmosphere when the person wears it.”

• Interviewed by Assignment X, Costume Designer J.R. Hawbaker, says “we wanted to tell the story of the Issei and the Nisei, the first and the second generation, so we really made a lot of effort to show those distinctions, and to create assimilation, and to show what that looks like, and then also the world of Japanese tradition and kimono.”

Character Media speaks with Kiki Sukezane, who says that Yuko “has such a deep history. She was just a normal human who came to the United States when she was a teenager, as a picture bride. I feel like she probably had kind of the same feeling that I felt when I came to the United States. Because I was about the same age, her and I.”

• George Takei tells Hollywood Soapbox that The Terror: Infamy provided “an excellent and unique vehicle” for the mission of shedding light “on a shameful part of our collective history, perhaps to an audience of horror film aficionados who might otherwise not have known about the internment of Japanese Americans.”

• According to Multichannel News, Alexander Woo says, “Not once was there ever any pushback about how we need to make this more accessible for the general viewer who might not be Japanese American…I think we’re in an era now where broadcasters are willing to take greater risks because the rewards are being borne out.”

• Interviewed by Meaww, Lee Shorten explains, “I’ve always viewed Walt as the moral center of the Terminal Island community. After losing Wilson [Walt’s father], Walt decides to do whatever it takes to protect his family and his community.”

• For recaps and reviews of Season 2, Episode 6, “Taizo,” check out But Why Tho?, Cult of Whatever, Den of Geek, /Film and Meaww.

The Terror: Infamy airs Mondays 9/8c. Get updates on The Terror by signing up for the Insiders Club.

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