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Jared Harris to Lead AMC's THE TERROR

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 30 September 2016

TV News

With Dan Simmons’ bestselling novel The Terror being adapted into an AMC series, the network has moved to announce that Jared Harris will be headlining the show.

AMC revealed that the actor, best known to genre fans for the likes of The Quiet Ones and the Poltergeist redo, has nabbed the lead role in the upcoming horror series.

The basic premise of The Terror finds the action set in 1847 as a Royal Naval expedition crew are attacked and stalked by a mysterious predator as they carry out a search mission for the Northwest Passage.

In the show, Harris will play Francis Cozier, the Captain of the HMS Terror and the man second-in-command when it comes to the expedition as a whole. A brilliant sailor and skipper, he’s somebody who has become disillusioned with the Navy life, feeling that he’s hit a glass ceiling due to the politics involved in the gig. Also on board for the series are Ciaran Hinds, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis, and Tobias Menzies.

On the addition of Harris, AMC’s Joel Stillerman said, “The story of a 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. 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.”

David Kajganich and Soo Hugh will be serving as executive producers, writers and co-showrunners.

Production on The Terror begins later this year in Budapest ahead of a 2017 premiere. The series will be made up of ten one-hour episodes.

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