News – UK – The Terror: The Real Story Behind BBC’s New Thriller


If you’re looking for a new drama to get a grip on, The Terror could be the answer.The thriller series originally aired in America in 2018 but is now on the BBC for UK audiences to enjoy can

The ten-part show is described as a horror anthology series inspired by true events based on the fictional account of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition to the Arctic Interested to know more? Here’s what we know …

The terror is based on real life, but largely centered on the fictional portrayal of Captain Sir John Franklin’s expedition as told in Dan Simmons’ 2007 novel of the same name

The BBC’s summary reads: “It follows the Royal Navy’s dangerous journey into uncharted territory as the crew tries to discover the Northwest Passage Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is critically endangered

“Frozen, isolated, and stuck at the end of the world, The Terror highlights everything that can go wrong when a group of men desperate to survive struggle not only with the elements but with each other”

While it is initially about the disappearance of the ships in real life, the show takes a fictional and supernatural twist for the remaining episodes – inspired by the horror novel of the same name

The first episode begins with the story of the ships HMS Terror and HMS Erebus, which left England in 1845 for their expedition to the Northwest Passage. The ships, consisting of 24 officers and 110 men on board, never returned after being in the Arctic Caught in ice

The drama then moves through time, giving an idea of ​​what could have happened then between 1846 and 1847

In real life, the two ships, led by Captain Franklin, had a disaster and the crews were eventually killed in cold weather and arctic conditions

Modern excavations have also revealed fascinating details about the disaster.In 2014, a Canadian search term located the Erebus wreck in the Gulf of Queen Maud.Two years later, the Arctic Research Foundation located the wreck of the HMS Terror, based on modern forensic science findings that the men were forced to resort to cannibalism in order to survive

The Terror features a star-studded cast throughout the series: Crown star Tobias Menzies plays Commander James Fitzjames, captain of HMS Erebus, while Chernobyl’s Jared Harris plays Captain Francis Crozier, leader of HMS Terror

The show also features motherland actor Paul Ready, Jared’s Chernobyl co-star Adam Nagaitis and Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones)

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News – GB – The Terror: The real story behind BBC’s new thriller