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Berlinale Series

The Terror

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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.

David Kajganich
Soo Hugh
Edward Berger

USA 2017


90’ · Colour

World premiere


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)


David Kajganich, Soo Hugh
Edward Berger, episodes 1, 2 & 4
David Kajganich, adapted from the eponymous novel by Dan Simmons
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
AMC Networks International


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

Produced by

AMC Studios

Scott Free Productions

Entertainment 360

EMJAG Productions

World sales

AMC Studios