AMC today announced that it has greenlit a new anthology drama series called The Terror, an adaption of the bestselling novel by Dan Simmons. Written by David Kajganich (True Story, A Bigger Splash), 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. AMC has ordered 10 one-hour episodes with an expected premiere date in 2017.
“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,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV.
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, the content arm of Management 360.
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