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‘The Terror’ Episodes 1 + 2: The Horror News Network Review

It seems like the 19th century is television’s era of choice these days with shows like TNT’s The Alienist and FX’s Taboo leading the way back into the bizarre past.  Fans of these programs (as well as naval dramas which also originated in the 19th century) will undoubtedly enjoy AMC’s adaptation of Dan Simmons The Terror, as the first two episodes of the series welcome viewers to a world of icy despair and desperation. 

The series is produced by Ridley Scott and based on the harrowing true-life account of the H.M.S. Erebus and H.M.S. Terror, which disappeared without a trace on a mission to discover the Northwest Passage nearly two centuries ago (and if you are looking for more on the “true story”, Nova recently featured an examination of the discovery of the remains of one of the ships, which occurred in 2014).   read more

New Video Showcases Ridley Scott’s Thoughts on ‘The Terror’

AMC recently released a two and a half minute video featuring Ridley Scott discussing The Terror. The video gives us a closer look at the frigid landscape and the social tension aboard the ship as Scott talks about the realism mixed with fiction.

Based on the 2007 novel The Terror by Dan Simmons, the TV series is set in 1847 and chronicles a desperate game of survival as the crew of the HMS Terror becomes trapped in the ice and stalked by a mysterious predator.

AMC hopes that The Terror will help bring viewership back to the network as ratings for the networks staple The Walking Dead continue to tumble. Having industry legend Ridley Scott team up with Television 360, the crew behind hits like Game of Thrones, only enhances the chance of this series becoming another giant for the network. read more

AMC Releases Official Trailer for Upcoming Series ‘The Terror’

The trailer for Ridley Scott’s upcoming horror series The Terror was just released by AMC, and it will certainly send chills up and down your spine.  The show portrays a fictionalized account of an actual 1845 expedition in the Arctic in which all 129 crew members and two large ships were lost forever.  The trailer can be seen below.

Scott will executive-produce The Terror, with incomparable Irish actor Jared Harris (From Within, TV’s Fringe) playing Francis Crozier.  Crozier was the captain of the Terror, one of the two ships that were never heard from again.   Fellow Irishman Ciarán Hinds will portray John Franklin, who led the expedition into the great unknown nearly 185 years ago.  The Terror and its counterpart, the Erebus, led an ill-fated journey to explore the Arctic which, more than likely, led to the deaths of all involved due to exposure to the extreme elements.  However, what if it was because of monsters?!  That’s the premise of AMC’s The Terror, and why the horror community can’t wait for it’s premiere. read more

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