The Japanese-American internment camp season of the AMC series wasn't directly inspired by Jordan Peele's Oscar-winning 2017 film that used horror tropes to highlight the gruesomeness of racism in America. But showrunner Alexander Woo admits there are similarities. “I think it’s not an unfair comparison," he tells Indiewire. "Get Out is a terrific movie… I think it does make you feel — if you are not — like someone who is a black person surrounded by a bunch of white people. For only two hours, you get a sense of the isolation and the alienation you might feel.” Woo adds: "We’re hopefully trying to accomplish something very similar: that you’re inside the shoes or inside the skin of the people who lived 70, 75 years ago. We’re telling the story of a very underserved piece of American history using the vocabulary of the Japanese-style horror as an analog for the terror of the actual historical event."