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The Terror 

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Supernatural, semihistorical, horror anthology series, where each season is inspired by a different infamous or mysterious real life historical tragedy.
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2019   2018  
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Series cast summary:
Jared Harris ...  Francis Crozier 10 episodes, 2018
Derek Mio ...  Chester Nakayama 10 episodes, 2019
Tobias Menzies ...  James Fitzjames 10 episodes, 2018
Kiki Sukezane ...  Yuko Tanabe 10 episodes, 2019
Paul Ready ...  Henry Goodsir 10 episodes, 2018
Cristina Rodlo ...  Luz Ojeda 10 episodes, 2019
Adam Nagaitis ...  Cornelius Hickey 10 episodes, 2018
Shingo Usami ...  Henry Nakayama 10 episodes, 2019
Ian Hart ...  Thomas Blanky 10 episodes, 2018
Naoko Mori ...  Asako Nakayama 10 episodes, 2019
Nive Nielsen ...  Lady Silence 10 episodes, 2018
Miki Ishikawa ...  Amy Yoshida 10 episodes, 2019
Ciarán Hinds ...  John Franklin 10 episodes, 2018
George Takei ...  Yamato-san 10 episodes, 2019
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
Hira Ambrosino ...  Fumi Yoshida 8 episodes, 2019
Lee Shorten ...  Walt Yoshida 8 episodes, 2019
Alex Shimizu ...  Toshiro Furuya 8 episodes, 2019
Stephen Thompson ...  Magnus Manson 8 episodes, 2018
Ronan Raftery ...  Lt. John Irving 7 episodes, 2018
Mikey Collins ...  Robert Golding 6 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
Declan Hannigan ...  Lt. H. T. D. Le Vesconte 6 episodes, 2018
Anthony Flanagan ...  John Morfin 5 episodes, 2018
Aaron Jeffcoate ...  Pvt. William Pilkington 5 episodes, 2018
Greta Scacchi ...  Lady Jane Franklin 5 episodes, 2018
C. Thomas Howell ...  Major Bowen 5 episodes, 2019
Trystan Gravelle ...  Henry Collins 5 episodes, 2018
Charles Edwards ...  Dr. Macdonald 5 episodes, 2018
John Lynch ...  John Bridgens 5 episodes, 2018
Guy Faulkner Guy Faulkner ...  Samuel Crispe 5 episodes, 2018
Sian Brooke ...  Sophia Cracroft 5 episodes, 2018
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Season 1: In 1847-8, 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. Season 2 (titled "Infamy") follows the inhabitants of the L.A. - based Terminal Island camp for Japanese Americans during WWII and a string of brutal deaths caused by a ... Written by AMC

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According to David Kajganich, the show was always pitched as an anthology series, however the original idea was to create 5 seasons, all linked by being set in the Arctic. "We were going to tell a kind of haunted house story about the Arctic using this piece of land and this mythology as a kind of a constant presence, but subvert it every season. So the first season was to be about the Franklin expedition, the second season was to be about one of the rescue expeditions - probably the John Rae expedition - then it was going to move into the 1950s, then it was going to move into the '80s and then to present." When Kajganich declined to come back for a second season, it freed up more opportunities as an anthology series that didn't have to be linked by the Arctic setting. See more »

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A frigid voyage
10 April 2018 | by mohahaa13See all my reviews

Going into the series with no expectations or impressions from the novel, and barely reading about the series at all before binge watching it, i was expecting a high paced master and commander type of series. And while it's set in roughly the same time period, it's unlike anything i was expecting. It's quite suspenseful and chilling. Much thanks to the great acting, casting and details. The ambient soundtrack (R.I.P Marcus Fjellström) is fantastic and really helps with the eerie feeling. There were some moments it made me feel really at unease. Right up there with the top series for sure. Well worth a watch.


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25 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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