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.