The series based on Dan Simmons' novel will be exec-produced by Ridley Scott

By Shirley Li
March 02, 2016 at 06:04 PM EST

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The Terror is headed to AMC — and not in the form of zombies. The network announced Wednesday it has greenlit an anthology drama series based on the 2007 bestselling novel by Dan Simmons, in which the author imagines what happened to the crews of two real-life ships sent to search for the mythical Northwest Passage in 1845, only to never be seen again. (In short: They met a monster, frostbite, and more.)

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The 10-episode series will follow a Royal Naval expedition crew in 1847 with the same goal when they’re attacked by a mysterious predator stalking the ships and must fight to survive. The series will be written by David Kajganich (True Story), who will serve as co-showrunner with Soo Hugh (The Whispers). Executive producers include Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker from Scott Free, along with Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert from Emjag Productions, and Guymon Casady of Entertainment 360.

The series is expected to premiere in 2017.

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