AMC has added The Terror to its development slate, a project which comes from Ridley Scott's Scott Free TV and producer Alexandra Milchan.

David Kajganich (The Invasion) is writing the pilot script, based on the Dan Simmons novel of the same name. The story is set in 1847 and follows a group of Royal Naval explorers on a quest to find the foreboding Northwest Passage. Instead, they discover a terrifying Gothic predator that is stalking their ship and picking off crew members one at a time.

Ridley Scott will executive produce with Alexandra Milchan, David Kajganich, David Zucker, Scott Lambert, Meghan Lyvers, and author Dan Simmons.

If the project makes it to series, it may serve as a nice genre companion to AMC's hit zombie series The Walking Dead.