The series, which AMC had announced in March, is written by David Kaiganich (“True Story,” “A Bigger Splash”) and set in 1847, when a Royal Naval expedition crew searching for the Northwest Passage is attacked by a mysterious predator that stalks the ships and their crew in a suspenseful and desperate game of survival.
AMC in March said they ordered 10 hourlong episodes for premiere in 2017. The have now picked it up for Europe and Latin America, besides the U.S. All original series from the domestic group do not automatically air on AMC Global, which acquires projects on a case by case regional basis.
Executive producers are Ridley Scott (“The Good Wife,” “The Man in the High Castle”) and David W. Zucker (“The Good Wife,” “The Man in the High Castle”) of Scott Free; Alexandra Milchan (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) and Scott Lambert (“Paranoia”), both principals at Emjag Productions; and Guymon Casady (“Game of Thrones,” “Steve Jobs”) of Entertainment 360, the content arm of Management 360.
The series hails from Ridley Scott’s Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 in association with AMC Studios.
“We’re very excited to bring this gripping, dramatic story to AMC Global audiences exclusively next year within minutes of the AMC U.S. premiere,” said Harold Gronenthal, EVP Programming and Operations, AMC and Sundance Channel Global, in a statement. “With a distinctive combination of science fiction and historical non-fiction, ‘The Terror’ will complement the outstanding line-up of original series on AMC Global such as ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ ‘Humans’ and ‘Into the Badlands.’”
In addition to being widely distributed throughout North America, AMC is available in over 125 countries.