Trying to strike while the iron his hot on the success of their Walking Dead franchise, AMC is developing Dan Simmons’ novel The Terror into a drama/horror series. The series is being produced by Scott Free TV (Ridley Scott’s television arm), and written by David Kajganich.
The novel is a fictionalized account of a the historical Arctic expedition of Captain Sir John Franklin and the two ships under his command: the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. In the novel, while Franklin and his crew are plagued by starvation and scurvy and forced to contend with mutiny and cannibalism, they are stalked across the bleak Arctic landscape by a monster.
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