The Terror

BBC acquires horror anthology The Terror

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BBC Two and BBC iPlayer has acquired series one of The Terror from AMC Studios International

The Terror is inspired by true events and is a fictionalised account of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition to the Arctic. It follows the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into uncharted territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage in 1845. 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.

The cast included Jared Harris (The Crown, Mad Men), Tobias Menzies (Outlander, Game Of Thrones), Ciarán Hinds (Game Of Thrones, Rome), Paul Ready (Cuffs, Utopia), Adam Nagaitis (Houdini And Doyle, Suffragette), Nive Nielsen (The New World) and Ian Hart (Neverland).

Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisitions, says:

“The Terror is an atmospheric, character-driven drama, full of menace and foreboding, which will thrill and chill BBC viewers all the way to its icy denouement.”

You can read the full BBC announcement here.  The show consists of 10 episodes, each of 60 minutes and Ridley Scott is Executive Producer. No news (yet) as to when it will be available to watch.