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The Terror

The Terror

  • Premiered: 
    March 26, 2018
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  • Network: AMC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Inspired by the true story of the British Royal Navy 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
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Plot Synopsis

Inspired by a true story, THE TERROR centers on the British Royal Navy's perilous voyage into unchartered territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage in 1845. 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, this series highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements, but with each other. Cold, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, the seamen also face a mysterious threat by something out in the frigid darkness, stalking their ship, snatching one man at a time and leaving bodies mangled or missing.

The real expedition led to more than 120 crew members inexplicably disappearing, warranting a great deal of speculation ever since. Their fate is one of the enduring mysteries of the age of exploration. Following two-centuries of searching, coincidentally, the ships were discovered by arctic research groups in 2014 and 2016. The crew includes:

Captain Francis Crozier: Captain of the HMS Terror and second in command of the expedition, Francis Crozier is a peerless sailor who has reached his glass ceiling in Her Majesty's Royal Navy

Captain Sir John Franklin: Captain of HMS Erebus and commander of the expedition, Sir John Franklin is an experienced leader with a blemished record in the Royal Navy.

Captain James Fitjames: James Fitzjames is a rising star in the British Royal Navy and has secured John Franklin's confidence in spite of his never having sailed in the polar regions before.

Dr. Henry Goodsir: The most junior of the expedition's four doctors, Henry Goodsir is a gentle, moral soul who is of the first to realize something supernatural is at play.

Cornelius Hickey: Caulker's Mate on Terror, Cornelius Hickey is a young petty officer whose rank on the ships should keep him invisible to the officers. But Hickey is not quite what he seems.

Thomas Blanky: Ice Master of Terror and longtime friend of Francis Crozier, Thomas Blanky has the experience to be a captain but prefers the thrill and challenge of battling the constant puzzle of the Arctic ice.

On Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, AMC premiered a one-hour sneak preview of THE TERROR, with the official two-hour series premiere from 9-11pm ET/PT the following day on Monday, March 26.
On Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Lionsgate Home Entertainment released THE TERROR Complete Season 1 on DVD and Blu-ray. Prepare yourself for a chilling ride in this Ridley Scott's executive-produced 10-part series. Inspired by the true story of Captain Sir John Franklin's lost expedition in the late 1800s as he ventured into uncharted territory in an attempt to discover the Northwest Passage, a desperate game of survival begins when the Royal Naval expedition discovers a monstrous predator. The series debuted as the number one new series premiere on cable. A must own! Buy and binge now! (Click the RED "Buy DVDs" button on this page.)

- "A Look at the Characters" Featurette
- "A Look at the Series" Featurette
- "Ridley Scott on The Terror" Featurette


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Scott Free Productions
  • Produced by Emjag Productions
  • Produced by Entertainment 360
  • In association with AMC Studios