If you are looking to try and get ahead of a problem on AMC’s “The Terror,” Sir John Franklin (Ciarán Hinds) is not the guy you should be speaking to. Well, if you don’t want to seem like you are questioning his judgement, that is.
In the preview clip above from Monday’s episode, which is exclusive to TheWrap, Captain Francis Crozier (Jared Harris) goes to Sir John to get permission to send a “sledge party” out from the ship, not for leads, but for rescue. If the men leave now, they will have “three full months to get there before winter comes in force.”
Wait, he wants to send a group of guys to walk 800 miles in the ice? Nah, Sir John does not grant permission.
But Francis wants to make sure John understands why he is proposing this strategy. “You are suggesting it because you are a man who is happiest with a glass of knock-me-down in one hand and an alarm bell in the other.”
No, Francis says. He’s doing it so they don’t die. Oh, snap.
“The Terror,” based on Dan Simmons’ novel (and a true story), follows the men of the Royal Navy as they set off on a quest through uncharted territory in search of the Northern Passage from 1845 to 1848.
On their way, they encounter about as many problems as Odysseus did while trying to get back from the Trojan War, including unsafe conditions, dwindling resources, wicked bad frostbite, hopelessness, and some in-house drama.
The series stars Harris as Francis, Hinds as John, and Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”) as Captain James Fitzjames. It’s executive produced by showrunners David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, along with Scott, David W. Zuker (“The Good Wife”), Alexandra Milchan (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Scott Lambert (“Jane Got a Gun”), and Guymon Casady (“Game of Thrones”).
The show hails from Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 in association with AMC Studios.
Watch the clip above.
“The Terror” airs Mondays at 9/8c on AMC.