You’ve been stranded in the middle of the Arctic Ocean for a year, now. The ship you trusted to create a pass to the other side of the world is stuck. The temperatures are colder than normal; the ice more powerful than it has ever been. Your ship’s sides are groaning, fighting against the cold hands threatening to tear it apart. Your food supply, and your trust, starts to dwindle as the nights get longer and the frozen air claws deeper into your bones. You venture out, desperate to find open water and something to quiet your raging hunger. Unfortunately for you and your crew, there is something hungrier than you out there, and it has just found you. So goes The Terror, and based on this new trailer, AMC has a bonafide hit on their hands.

The Terror

The new series, produced by Ridley Scott and based on the gorgeous novel by Dan Simmons, will premier on AMC March 26th with a two-hour episode. The ten episode series stars Jared Harris (The Crown), Tobias Menzies (Outlander) and Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones). According to the official synopsis, The Terror:

…takes viewers on a harrowing journey. The story centers on 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.

Ciaran Hinds and Tobias Menzies in The Terror

We already know the ultimate fate of the crew of the HMS Terror, but what we still don’t know is how they met their end. This series will look into the hearts of these men, and ask whether or not a quick death at the claws of the Beast stalking them would be the more merciful way to go. For in the frozen Canadian north, the only thing these Englishmen have to fear, is everything.


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