Tobias Menzies (“Game of Thrones,” “Outlander”) has scored the lead role in AMC’s “The Terror” series based on Dan Simmons’ best-selling 2007 novel. Scott Free, Emjag Productions, Entertainment 360 and AMC Studios will produce.
The story is set in 1847 and deals with the real life disappearance of Captain Sir John Franklin’s Royal Navy expedition crew, consisting of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, and their search for the Northwest Passage.
It then takes a fictional spin on events with the crew attacked by a mysterious predator that stalks the ships and their crews in a suspenseful and desperate game of survival.
David Kajganich is penning and will serve as showrunner alongside Soo Hugh. The project is getting a ten-episode straight-to-series order and is said to be an anthology which means the second season will likely tackle a very different story.