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. The story is a fictionalized version of the lost expedition of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. Menzies has been cast as a member of the Royal Navy.
David Kajganich is penning the adaptation in addition to co-showrunning with Soo Hugh. Scott Free, Emjag Productions, Entertainment 360, and AMC Studios to producing the series.
Menzies has been very in demand recently, he played Edmure Tully on Game of Thrones but may be better known for his work on Starz’s flagship fantasy drama Outlander, playing two roles as both the protagonist Claire’s first husband and his evil doppelganger ancestor. He also appeared in the critically acclaimed miniseries Night Manager and the British comedy Catastrophe. Menzies can be seen on the big screen in the upcoming Underworld: Blood Wars.
Emily J | Staff Writer