Ridley Scott is no stranger to tales about stranded folk, and he’ll soon have another story to add to his resume. Today, AMC has given the green light to a The Terror series, a 10-episode series that will follow sailors stranded in the Canadian Arctic.
But this isn’t an ordinary shipwreck-turned-survival story. Instead, the horror anthology series will postulate that the men of the Franklin Expedition of 1845 were actually hunted by a monster, instead of dying of lead poisoning or pneumonia. When a Royal Naval expedition crew looks for the Northwest Passage, they’re hunted and stalked by the predator, and their new mission becomes survival.
According to Deadline, the horror TV series will be based on the 2007 book by Dan Simmons of the same name, and Soo Hugh and David Kajganich will be co-showrunners. The Terror series has been in development for over three years at AMC.
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Depending on the cast, it’s likely that The Terror could become yet another great AMC original series. It certainly sounds like an interesting (and chilling) concept, and hopefully we’ll learn more about the project soon.