The one of the most anticipated new series of the year is Ridley Scott‘s AMC anthology The Terror. It looks amazing and comes with a gripping subject, and today we have a behind-the-scenes featurette which you have to see it believe it, Check out the trailer here, in case you have missed it. The featurette focuses on the cast and creators as they explore how “fact and fiction blend to create dread and danger in this haunting, suspenseful drama.”
The Terror is set in the 1840s and if orbits around the incredibly horrifying story of two ships from the Royal Navy who are not only forced to endure the treacherous conditions of the Arctic, but they are also being chased by an invisible terror in the night.
The new series is based on the brilliant novel by Dan Simmons which was based on the true story of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror to the Arctic in 1845–1848. This is a fictionalized version of the story but it looks brilliant and I am all in for this.
Inspired by a true story, The Terror 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.
The series is said to capture “a rare combination of fascinating history, complex and flawed characters, the inextinguishable human spirit and the horror and promise of an uncharted world.”
It is a ten-episode show and the cast includes Jared Harris (Mad Men) as Captain Francis Crozier; Tobias Menzies (Outlander) as Captain James Fitzjames; Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones) as Sir John Franklin; Paul Ready (Cuffs) as Dr. Henry Goodsir; Adam Nagaitis (Suffragette) as Cornelius Hickey; Nive Nielsen (The New World) as Lady Silence; Ian Hart (Neverland) as Thomas Blanky; and Trystan Gravelle (Mr. Selfridge) as Henry Collins.
The Terror will air with a special two-hour premiere on Monday, March 26th.