AMC to Develop ‘Terror’ Anthology Series

10-Episode Season to Debut in 2017
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AMC has greenlit an original anthology drama series The Terror, the network said Wednesday.

The 10-episode series, based on an adaption of the bestselling novel by Dan Simmons, will follow a 1847 Royal Naval expedition crew searching for the Northwest Passage that is attacked by a mysterious predator that stalks the ships, said network officials.

Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 will produce the series, with Ridley Scott and  David W. Zucker (The Good Wife, The Man In The High Castle); Alexandra Milchan (The Wolf of Wall Street); Scott Lambert (Paranoia); and Guymon Casady (Game of Thrones) serving as co-executive producers.

“We’ve been focused on developing this incredible story for television with these great partners for a couple of years, and we think it provides rich dramatic material but also an opportunity to explore the anthology format, which is something we’re extremely interested in and offers some unique possibilities,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV in a statement.