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AMC Reveals Starting Date and Trailer for Arctic Horror Story ‘The Terror’

AMC has announced the debut date for the arctic horror story The Terror, based on the Dan Simmons’ novel of the same nameThe Terror comes from executive producers Ridley Scott, David Kajganich and Soo Hugh and will open with a two-hour premiere on Monday March 26th at 9:00 p.m.

According to the official press release, the story was inspired by true events and follows “…the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into unchartered territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, The Terror highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements, but with each other.” read more

AMC’s Upcoming Horror Series The Terror Finds a Captain

AMC Network announced today via an official press release that Jared Harris has been cast in the lead role of their upcoming horror series The Terror.

Harris (who is best known for his work on Mad Men and the Crown) will step into the role of Francis Crozier, Captain of the HMS Terror and second in command of the  mysterious expedition.  Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV, praised the choice saying that “The story of man’s battle with nature and an unknown predator makes The Terror a gripping and imaginative series, and calls for a special kind of actor.”  read more

THE TERROR Anthology Series Coming from AMC

 

AMC has ordered an anthology series based on ‘The Terror,’ a 2007 bestselling novel by Dan Simmons.  The 10-episode straight-to-drama series is going to be produced by Scott Free, Alexandra Milchan’s Emjag Productions, Entertainment 360 and AMC Studios   David Kajganich (True Story) is writing the series. 

The story is centered around a Royal Naval expedition crew which is attacked by mysterious predator, while searching for the Northwest Passage in 1847.   The crews of the ships must fight for survival as the predator stalks them.   The story is a fictionalized version of  Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.   Kajganich is showrunning, along with Soo Hugh (The Whispers).  read more