New on AMC in 2018: The Terror to Fear the Walking Dead - 5 fantastic must-watch shows

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1. The Terror

The Terror

Inspired by a true story, The Terror is one of the most highly anticipated TV series of 2018. It centres on the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into unchartered territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage.

[Read more: First look at The Terror on AMC]

Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, The Terror highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements, but with each other.

The ten-episode series stars Jared Harris (The Crown, Mad Men) as Captain Francis Crozier; Tobias Menzies (Outlander) as Captain James Fitzjames; Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones) as Sir John Franklin; Paul Ready (Cuffs) as Dr. Henry Goodsir; Adam Nagaitis (Suffragette) as Cornelius Hickey; Nive Nielsen (The New World) as Lady Silence; Ian Hart (Finding Neverland) as Thomas Blanky; and Trystan Gravelle (Mr. Selfridge) as Henry Collins.

"The Terror captures a rare combination of fascinating history, complex and flawed characters, the inextinguishable human spirit and the horror and promise of an uncharted world,"said executive producers and co-showrunners David Kajganich and Soo Hugh. “We are looking forward to bringing viewers into this world."

2. Fear the Walking Dead season 4

Fear the Walking Dead

After a game-changing third season, Fear the Walking Dead is about to go to a whole new level in 2018.

It has been confirmed that Lennie James, who plays Morgan Jones in The Walking Dead, will crossover to Fear the Walking Dead in season 4. He is the first character to swap shows in the franchise.

"Lennie James brilliance and humanity in his portrayal of Morgan Jones has been part of the DNA of what makes The Walking Dead so fantastic since the very beginning," said Scott M. Gimple, executive producer for both series.

The series has also added Garret Dillahunt (The Mindy Project) and Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg) as full-time cast members.

[Read more: Everything you need to know about Fear the Walking Dead season 4]

3. AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics

AMC Visionaries

Starting in January, this six-part series takes a deeper look into the stories, people and events that transformed the world of comic books.

Comic book icons and fans including Stan Lee, Patty Jenkins, Lynda Carter, Kevin Smih, Famke Janssen and Todd McFarlane have given extensive interviews.

"My love for the world of comics knows no bounds," said Kirkman. “It’s a universe of amazing stories that has been driving pop culture as a whole for decades. Being able to explore the nooks and crannies of this world has allowed me to find out secrets even I didn’t know.

"It’s been a pleasure putting this series together and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be able to finally share it with the world."

AMC Visionaries is a year-round documentary series in which ground-breaking artists celebrate, curate and author the untold stories and fascinating histories of their respective genres.

Forthcoming instalments in the series include “AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction,” “AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror,” and “AMC Visionaries: Rap Yearbook” executive produced by Black Thought and QuestLove.

4. The Son season 2

The Son

Based on Philipp Meyer’s New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize finalist novel, this epic Western series brought Pierce Brosnan back to the small screen for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Season 2 finds Eli McCullough battling his most formidable enemy yet — a powerful business interest that will threaten his brood, legacy and burgeoning empire.

In the midst of this growing storm, Eli’s son, Pete, returns home and brings more strain to the complicated internal dynamic. Meanwhile, in 1851, Young Eli is now a married man and a respected warrior among the Comanches, but when tragedy strikes his already stressed band, he is forced into a leadership position.

Broadening the scope, 1988 is introduced, bringing the McCullough saga into the more immediate past.  Here, at 85 years old, Jeanne Anne McCullough is forced to come to terms with a long-buried family secret. Throughout the season each member of the family will be forced to confront the sins of their past and adapt to a rapidly changing and unwelcoming world.

[Read more: 5 reasons you will love The Son on AMC]

5. Ride with Norman Reedus season 3

Ride with Norman Reedus

The Walking Dead star’s rock ‘n’ roll, motorbike travel series will be back for more epic adventures in 2018. Reedus will head to some new locations with more close friends to explore biker culture, sample some incredible food and explore some of the wildest road trips in the world. Hopefully he’ll make it to the UK this time

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