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In 1848, two real life warships, HMS Terror and HMS Erebus, sent on a Royal Naval expedition to find the treacherous Northwest Passage become trapped in ice near Arctic and face starvation, mutiny, cannibalism and a demonic polar bear.


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Series cast summary:
...  Francis Crozier 10 episodes, 2018
...  James Fitzjames 10 episodes, 2018
...  Harry Goodsir / ... 10 episodes, 2018
...  Cornelius Hickey 10 episodes, 2018
...  Thomas Blanky 10 episodes, 2018
...  Lady Silence 10 episodes, 2018
...  John Franklin 10 episodes, 2018
...  Lt. George Hodgson / ... 10 episodes, 2018
...  Lt. Edward Little / ... 9 episodes, 2018
...  Sgt. Solomon Tozer 9 episodes, 2018
...  Charles Des Voeux 9 episodes, 2018
...  Thomas Jopson 9 episodes, 2018
...  Thomas Hartnell / ... 9 episodes, 2018
...  Magnus Manson 8 episodes, 2018
...  Lt. John Irving / ... 8 episodes, 2018
...  Robert Golding 8 episodes, 2018
...  William Gibson 7 episodes, 2018
...  John Diggle 7 episodes, 2018
...  Dr. Stanley 6 episodes, 2018
...  Thomas Armitage 6 episodes, 2018
...  Henry Peglar 6 episodes, 2018
...  John Morfin 6 episodes, 2018
...  Pvt. William Pilkington / ... 6 episodes, 2018
...  Lady Jane Franklin 5 episodes, 2018
...  Henry Collins 5 episodes, 2018
...  Dr. McDonald 5 episodes, 2018
...  John Bridgens 5 episodes, 2018
...  Lt. H. T. D. Le Vesconte / ... 5 episodes, 2018
...  Samuel Crispe 5 episodes, 2018
...  Sophia Cracroft 5 episodes, 2018


In 1847, the crew of a real life Royal Naval expedition (later known as Franklin's expedition) led by three captains, Sir John Franklin, Francis Crozier and James Fitzjames, is sent to find the Arctic's fabled treacherous Northwest Passage but instead discovers a monstrous polar bear-like predator, a cunning and vicious Gothic horror that stalks the ships in a desperate game of survival. However, it soon becomes clear that that's just the beginning of their troubles. As things worsen and civilized behavior disintegrates in favor of survival at any cost, the crew must simultaneously battle the elements, the supernatural and eventually - themselves. The captains' only ally in all of this becomes a mute Inuit woman, who lives as an outcast from her tribe but still follows their old animistic religion. Written by AMC

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Captain Francis Crozier is from Banbridge, Northern Ireland where a statue of him stands in the town centre. See more »


Referenced in Talking Dead: The Key (2018) See more »

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My new favorite current show!
4 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

So when I describe this show to people, I can't help but throw it into the category of quality tv with the likes of Breaking Bad, Fargo, The Sopranos.... This miniseries is well written and developed with caliber acting. I will be quite surprised if this show isn't up for a ton of nominations during award season.

This is the fictional account of what happened to the crew of the Franklin Expedition- 2 ships of the Royal Navy that set sail to Northwest Passage in 1848 only to get ice locked for 8 months. This part of the story is true. Both crews disappeared and this is the fictional account of what happened to those men. The miniseries is based on a book of the same name written by Dan Simmons. Ridley Scott producers.

The first 2 episodes are a bit slow with the action but is meant to set up the story and tone. Though slow, I thought it was well done and pulled me in for more. There is something supernatural afoot and you get the impression that it goes downhill quickly once it gets going Episode 3 confirmed the previous notion and you know this is definitely not going to end well. The atmosphere is very reminiscent of The Thing. The stark location and unforgiven climate makes the inhabitants of the ships situation feel even more grim. The isolation is forever present as well as whatever it is that's hunting the men. This show is worth a watch.

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