The Terror (2018– )
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With something stalking the ships, the expedition's commanders debate their dwindling options.


Dan Simmons (based on the book "The Terror" by), David Kajganich (developed by) | 4 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Harris ... Francis Crozier
Tobias Menzies ... James Fitzjames
Paul Ready ... Henry Goodsir
Adam Nagaitis ... Cornelius Hickey
Ian Hart ... Thomas Blanky
Nive Nielsen ... Lady Silence
Ciarán Hinds ... John Franklin
Greta Scacchi ... Lady Jane Franklin
Sebastian Armesto ... Charles Des Voeux
Edward Ashley ... William Gibson
Ronan Raftery ... Lt. John Irving
Richard Riddell Richard Riddell ... Sgt. Daniel Bryant
Christos Lawton ... Lt. George Hodgson
Jack Colgrave Hirst ... Thomas Hartnell
Anthony Flanagan ... John Morfin


The British bury the Inuit man in the sea through a fire hole in the ice, and his daughter, nicknamed "Lady Silence" due to her refusal to speak with them, sets out to return to her people. Crozier requests Sir John Franklin about sending out a sledge party on foot to seek help but Franklin rebukes him believing there is no need and stating he is adamant on not losing anymore men while Crozier expresses concern all their men may be lost. Franklin then scolds and degrades Crozier regarding his alcoholism, depression, and insecurities stating they were never meant to be friends or family. Intending to take matters into his own hands, Crozier begins drafting a resignation letter planning to lead the party himself and leave later that evening. Written by Aaron Kyle

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Paul Ready (Henry/Harry Goodsir) & Richard Riddell (Sgt. David Bryant) also worked together on Bodyguard (2018) as Rob MacDonald & Sgt. Tom Fenton respectively. See more »


At the Admiralty, a ship model (apparently a 1:100 model of HMS Victory) appears frequently in the background in different places: in the waiting room with Lady Franklin, in a hallway during the discussion between Sir James Ross and Sir John and again when the commanders are discussing. It is obvious that the model is a rather expensive and/or delicate prop that the production kept moving around. See more »

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28 April 2018 | by athirnSee all my reviews

Soviet chronometer on a British vessel in 1847 and "Polar Alien"? Good God, I'm too old for this. Seems like the only thing Scott and Co. want to achieve is to make as much money as they can, no matter how dump are projects they work on. No reason to watch the rest of this. Or any other by Scott Free...

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2 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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