Actresses Romola Garai and Helen Mirren were firstly rumored to be either considered or approached to star in this mini series. However, later on, neither of them confirmed their respective participation.
Famous American author Morgan Robertson published a novella titled The Wreck of the Titan in 1898. It is a fictional story about a large passenger liner that struck an iceberg while sailing in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Ironically, the storyline in Robertson's book contains very striking resemblances to the events of the RMS Titanic, despite it being written fourteen years earlier.