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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 ...  Harry 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
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
Stephen Thompson ...  Magnus Manson 8 episodes, 2018
Ronan Raftery ...  Lt. John Irving / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Mikey Collins ...  Robert Golding 8 episodes, 2018
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
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
Declan Hannigan ...  Lt. H. T. D. Le Vesconte / ... 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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Terror See more »

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Budapest, Hungary See more »

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At one point near the end of the shoot when the still uniformed cast, looking like walking cadavers, were being shuttled back to their hotel as night began to fall, they came upon a 2-car accident and rushed to help the severely injured motorists. Unaware of how hideous they appeared in their costumes, as they reached out to assist the injured, they were met with screams of terror from the motorists who actually believed that these ghostly figures were their ancestors who'd come to help them cross over. See more »

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

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Atmospheric and creepy
27 March 2018 | by childers-3See all my reviews

This miniseries about two crews looking for a passage from England to India and China through the frozen north is very promising. I watched the first installment last night and was impressed with the acting, story and characters. I will watch future episodes in the dark. My tv doesn't have the best picture and I feel I may have missed some very subtle moments. It is beautifully filmed and the acting is top notch! I just wish I had a better tv! This series deserves it.


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