Edward Ashley (In The Heart of the Sea), Liam Garrigan (Once Upon A Time) and Ronan Raftery (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them) have signed on for recurring roles in AMC’s anthology drama series The Terror, 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. Ashley and Garrigan will play stewards aboard the HMS Terror and Raftery will play a Lieutenant on the HMS Terror.
Ashley can be seen alongside Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson in James Gray’s Lost City of Z. He’s repped by Untitled Entertainment in the U.S. and Curtis Brown in London. Raftery is repped by Troika and WME.