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AMC Orders Anthology Drama ‘The Terror’

10 Episodes Orders for a Premiere in 2017

AMC has greenlit a new anthology drama series from the creators of “The Good Wife” called “The Terror,” which is adapted from the bestselling novel by Dan Simmons. Written by David Kajganich (“True Story”), who will also serve as co-showrunner with Soo Hugh (“The Whispers,” “The Killing”), the series is set in 1847, when a Royal Naval expedition crew searching for the Northwest Passage is attacked by a mysterious predator that stalks the ships and their crew in a suspenseful and desperate game of survival.

Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 are producing the series in association with AMC Studios. The executive producers are Ridley Scott (“The Good Wife,” “The Man In The High Castle”) and David W. Zucker (“The Good Wife,” “The Man In The High Castle”) of Scott Free, Alexandra Milchan (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) and Scott Lambert (“Paranoia”), both of whom are principals at Emjag Productions, and Guymon Casady (“Game of Thrones,” “Steve Jobs”) of Entertainment 360.

AMC has ordered 10 one-hour episodes of “Terror” with an expected premiere date in 2017.

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  1. I assume that this is going to be a highly fictionalized telling of the story (I haven’t seen or read the book).
    The true story of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror is well known in Canada and would probably make a good movie or miniseries without embellishment. The two ships, under the overall command of Sir John Franklin sailed from England in May 1845, and were last seen in August 1845 at Baffin Bay. The two ships became ice bound while trying to transit the Northwest Passage, and were abandoned by their crews who sought to make a 600 mile trek to the Hudson’s Bay Company post at Fort Resolution. Autopsies of the bodies of crew members found that their canned rations (a new process) were contaminated and that most of the men showed evidence of lead poisoning and botulism. The local Inuit population reported that some of the crew resorted to cannibalism, and there is some forensic evidence of cannibalism supporting the claim based on study of the remains of some of the crew members carried out in the 1980s. The remains of HMS Erebus was located in September 2014 by a Parks Canada team, and dives on the wreck were carried out by Parks Canada and the Royal Canadian Navy.

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