The Outlander co-star Tobias Menzies is set as a lead in The Terror, AMC’s anthology drama series based on the bestselling 2007 novel by Dan Simmons. Scott Free, Alexandra Milchan’s Emjag Productions, Entertainment 360 and AMC Studios are producing the 10-episode straight-to-series drama set to premiere in 2017.
Written by feature writer David Kajganich, who co-showruns with Soo Hugh, the series is set in 1847, when a Royal Navy expedition crew searching for the Northwest Passage is attacked by a mysterious predator that stalks the ships and their crews in a suspenseful and desperate game of survival. It is a fictionalized account of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.
Menzies will play a member of the Royal Navy. It marks his reunion with AMC, where he recently co-starred in limited series The Night Manager, which is nominated for 12 Emmy Awards.
In addition to his prominent role as Jack/Frank Randall on the hit Starz series Outlander and the Night Manager stint, the busy English actor has recurred on HBO’s blockbuster Game of Thrones and on the praised British comedy series Catastrophe. In features, he co-stars in Una, which premieres at the Toronto Film Festival, and the upcoming Underworld: Blood Wars.
Menzies is repped by Paradigm and Conway Van Gelder Grant.