AMC Global has acquired the upcoming anthology drama series “The Terror,” an adaption of the bestselling novel by Dan Simmons, to premiere exclusively on AMC Global in territories across Europe and Latin America in 2017. Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 are producing the 10-episode drama in association with AMC Studios. The series will premiere globally within minutes of broadcast on AMC U.S. “The Terror” is distributed internationally by AMC Studios.
Written by David Kajganich (“True Story,” “A Bigger Splash”), who will also serve as co- showrunner with Soo Hugh (“The Whispers,” “The Killing”), the series 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.
“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,” commented Harold Gronenthal, EVP Programming and Operations, AMC and Sundance Channel Global. “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.’”
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 of whom are principals at Emjag Productions, and Guymon Casady (“Game of Thrones,” “Steve Jobs”) of Entertainment 360, the content arm of Management 360.