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The Terror 

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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:
Jared Harris ...  Francis Crozier 10 episodes, 2018
Tobias Menzies ...  James Fitzjames 10 episodes, 2018
Paul Ready ...  Henry Goodsir 10 episodes, 2018
Adam Nagaitis ...  Cornelius Hickey 10 episodes, 2018
Ian Hart ...  Thomas Blanky 10 episodes, 2018
Nive Nielsen ...  Lady Silence 10 episodes, 2018
Ciarán Hinds ...  John Franklin 10 episodes, 2018
Christos Lawton ...  Lt. George Hodgson 10 episodes, 2018
Derek Mio ...  Chester Nakayama 10 episodes, 2019
Shingo Usami ...  Henry Nakayama 10 episodes, 2019
Naoko Mori ...  Asako Nakayama 10 episodes, 2019
George Takei ...  Yamato-san 10 episodes, 2019
Matthew McNulty ...  Lt. Edward Little 9 episodes, 2018
David Walmsley ...  Sgt. Solomon Tozer 9 episodes, 2018
Sebastian Armesto ...  Charles Des Voeux 9 episodes, 2018
Liam Garrigan ...  Thomas Jopson 9 episodes, 2018
Jack Colgrave Hirst ...  Thomas Hartnell 9 episodes, 2018
Cristina Rodlo ...  Luz / ... 9 episodes, 2019
Hira Ambrosino ...  Fumi Yoshida 9 episodes, 2019
Stephen Thompson ...  Magnus Manson 8 episodes, 2018
Ronan Raftery ...  Lt. John Irving 8 episodes, 2018
Mikey Collins ...  Robert Golding 8 episodes, 2018
Alex Shimizu ...  Toshiro Furuya 8 episodes, 2019
Lee Shorten ...  Walt Yoshida 8 episodes, 2019
Edward Ashley ...  William Gibson 7 episodes, 2018
Chris Corrigan ...  John Diggle 7 episodes, 2018
Alistair Petrie ...  Dr. Stanley 6 episodes, 2018
Charlie Kelly ...  Thomas Armitage 6 episodes, 2018
Kevin Guthrie ...  Henry Peglar / ... 6 episodes, 2018
Declan Hannigan ...  Lt. H. T. D. Le Vesconte 6 episodes, 2018
Anthony Flanagan ...  John Morfin 6 episodes, 2018
Aaron Jeffcoate ...  Pvt. William Pilkington 6 episodes, 2018
Greta Scacchi ...  Lady Jane Franklin 5 episodes, 2018
Trystan Gravelle ...  Henry Collins 5 episodes, 2018
Charles Edwards ...  Dr. McDonald / ... 5 episodes, 2018
John Lynch ...  John Bridgens 5 episodes, 2018
Guy Faulkner ...  Samuel Crispe 5 episodes, 2018
Sian Brooke ...  Sophia Cracroft 5 episodes, 2018
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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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25 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Clive Russell and Tobias Menzies both had roles in Game of Thrones (HBO) and Outlander(STARZ). Though they only had scenes together on Game of Thrones where Menzies played Russell's nephew (House Tully). See more »

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My new favorite current show!
4 April 2018 | by lquinlan-17636See 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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