The Terror

British explorer Sir John Franklin’s polar expedition, retold as a historical epic. The vast icy wastes invoke a feeling of claustrophobia aboard his ships where the men are not only fighting nature, but also the balance of power.
by David Kajganich, Soo Hugh, Edward Berger
with Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis, Nive Nielsen, Ian Hart, Trystan Gravelle
USA 2017 English 90’ Colour


  • Jared Harris (Captain Francis Crozier)
  • Tobias Menzies (Captain James Fitzjames)
  • Ciarán Hinds (Sir John Franklin)
  • Paul Ready (Dr. Henry Goodsir)
  • Adam Nagaitis (Cornelius Hickey)
  • Nive Nielsen (Lady Silence)
  • Ian Hart (Thomas Blanky)
  • Trystan Gravelle (Henry Collins)


Showrunner David Kajganich, Soo Hugh
Director Edward Berger episodes 1, 2 & 4
Screenplay David Kajganich adapted from the eponymous novel by Dan Simmons
Producer Robyn-Alain Feldman
Executive Producers Ridley Scott, David Kajganich, Soo Hugh, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert, Guymon Casady, Dan Simmons
Co-Executive Producers Jordan Sheehan, Chris Thompson
Broadcaster AMC
AMC Networks International

World sales

AMC Studios

Produced by

AMC Studios

Scott Free Productions

Entertainment 360

EMJAG Productions

Edward Berger

Born in Wolfsburg, Germany in 1970, he graduated in directing from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 1994. He first gained experience at the US independent production company Good Machine, working on films by Ang Lee and Todd Haynes, before making his debut feature film, Gomez, in 1997. Jack screened in the 2014 Berlinale Competition and won three German film awards. Deutschland 83, the TV series he directed, also premiered at the Berlinale and was the first German series to be broadcast on US television. In 2018, he directed the mini-series Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Filmography (selection)

1997 Gomez 2000 Frau2 sucht HappyEnd 2014 Jack; competition 2015 Deutschland 83; TV series 2017 The Terror; TV series 2018 Patrick Melrose; TV series

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019