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.
"The Terror" is produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 in association with AMC Studios. The series is written by David Kajganich
("True Story," "A Bigger Splash"), who will also serve as co-showrunner with Soo Hugh ("The Whispers," "The Killing"). 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.