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"Terror"drama series depicts HMS Terror's crew in Sir Franklin's expedition


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People on other forums say this is more based on the novel "Terror" by Dan Simmons than the actual Sir Franklin expedition.


Jared Harris to Lead AMC’s The Terror
By Silas Lesnick
ON September 29, 2016

Mad Men’s Jared Harris returns to AMC to lead the network’s The Terror series

AMC announced today that Mad Men‘s Jared Harris will be returning to the network to lead the new anthology drama series, The Terror. An adaption of the bestselling novel by Dan Simmons, The Terror begins production this winter in Budapest. Ten one-hour episodes will then premiere in 2017.

The Terror is 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.

Jared Harris will play Francis Crozier, Captain of the HMS Terror and second in command of the expedition. He is a brilliant sailor and captain, but an Irishman who has reached his glass ceiling in the British Royal Navy and has become disillusioned with its pomp and politics.

“The story of man’s battle with nature and an unknown predator makes ‘The Terror’ a gripping and imaginative series, and calls for a special kind of actor,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Jared Harris and look forward to watching him transform into the complex and fascinating character of Captain Crozier. We are also delighted to work with this versatile and talented cast and share with audiences the despair and horror inside this journey of survival, hope and recognition.”


Jared Harris (MAD MEN) will play Captain Francis Crozier, commander of the HMS Terror and the expedition's second in command. Ciaran Hines (GAME OF THRONES) will play Sir John Francis, the expedition leader.