The Terror: When does it start? What is it about? Who is in the cast? Is it a true story? Everything you need to know

Starring Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies and produced by Ridley Scott, the AMC series is one of the most anticipated series of 2018.

The Terror on AMC is one of the TV events of 2018, bringing together one of the most incredible true stories with a supernatural twist.

Featuring an incredible all-star cast and an epic adventure, the anthology series is one of the must-watch shows of the year.

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When does it start?

The Terror on AMC

Watch the two-hour series premiere on Tuesday, April 24th at 9pm on AMC – BT TV channel 332/381 HD.

BT Sport Pack customers will be able to watch on Sky Guide channel 192.

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What is The Terror about?

The Terror on AMC

The Terror presents a terrifying story: two British ships, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, get trapped in the ice as they search for the Northern Passage.

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.

It’s also not long before the men realize that there might be something else hiding in the darkness…

Produced by Ridley Scott (Alien), the show is based on Dan Simmons’ 2007 novel by the same name.

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Is it a true story?

The Terror on AMC

The series uses the true story of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition in the late 1800s, and adds a supernatural twist.

The characters, historical figures and ships all actually existed – however, the mysterious events surrounding the famous boats

"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."

Who is in the cast?

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.

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How to watch The Terror in the UK

The Terror will premiere in the UK – exclusive to BT customers.

UK viewers will be able to watch the two-hour series premiere on Tuesday, April 24th at 9pm on AMC – BT TV channel 332/381 HD.

AMC is one of 60 premium channels available on BT TV along with other channels such as E!, Comedy Central, National Geographic and many more.

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