AMC has released a new trailer for their suspenseful thriller, The Terror, from executive producers Ridley Scott, David Kajganich and Soo Hugh. The show prepares to take viewers on a harrowing journey with a two-hour series premiere on Monday, March 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Here's what AMC's Joel Stillerman had to say in a statement about the series when it was green lit.
"We've been focused on developing this incredible story for television with these great partners for a couple of years, and we think it provides rich dramatic material but also an opportunity to explore the anthology format, which is something we're extremely interested in and offers some unique possibilities. Originality is still something that gets our attention every day, and the very unique mixing of historical non-fiction with a gripping and imaginative science fiction overlay in Dan's novel is something that we hadn't seen before. That, combined with an exceptional team behind the project made this something we really wanted to bring to air on AMC."
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.
Jared Harris will play Francis Crozier, Captain of the HMS Terror and second in command of the expedition. He is a brilliant sailor and captain, but an Irishman who has reached his glass ceiling in the British Royal Navy and has become disillusioned with its pomp and politics. The ten-episode series stars Jared Harris (Netflix's The Crown, 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. Here's what executive producers and co-showrunners David Kajganich and Soo Hugh said in their joint statement.
"The Terror captures a rare combination of fascinating history, complex and flawed characters, the inextinguishable human spirit and the horror and promise of an uncharted world. We are looking forward to bringing viewers into this world in March."
Scott Free Productions is the film and television production company of acclaimed film director Ridley Scott. In the 20 years since Scott Free was formed, the company has earned over 70 Emmy nominations with 20 wins, and 20 Golden Globe nominations for its highly acclaimed television projects, which include: the Peabody Award-winning The Good Wife, a series adaptation of Philip K. Dick's classic The Man in the High Castle for Amazon; the Civil War medical drama Mercy Street, PBS' first scripted series in over a decade; BrainDead a satiric-thriller CBS summer series from Robert and Michelle King; and the acclaimed Killing telefilms (Killing Kennedy, Killing Lincoln and Killing Jesus) for National Geographic, each of which premiered to record numbers for the channel. Current productions include Taboo for FX and BBC; Killing Reagan for National Geographic; Sensory for CBS; and JCVJ for Amazon. Take a look at the new trailer for The Terror below, courtesy of AMC YouTube.