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27th Jan 2019

One of 2018’s best TV shows is finally available to watch in Ireland

Rory Cashin

the terror

The terrifying hidden gem comes from the makers of Breaking Bad.

Jared Harris (Mad Men, Sherlock Holmes), Ciaran Hinds (Game Of Thrones, The Woman In Black), Tobias Menzies (Casino Royale, Outlander) and producer Ridley Scott all team up on The Terror, one of the best shows from 2018 that pretty much nobody outside of the States got to enjoy.

Set in 1848, the show tells the story of two real life warships, HMS Terror and HMS Erebus, sent on a Royal Naval expedition to find the treacherous Northwest Passage.

Both ships soon become trapped in ice near the Arctic and the captains and crew on board face starvation, mutiny, cannibalism… and something much worse which we won’t get into here.

The great thing about The Terror is that the fear sets in before anything truly terrible happens, as the men on board the ships are forced to face their impending doom, before something arrives to speed that doom right along.

The trailer does a pretty good job of setting up the unique horror in store for those who decide to take a chance on the show:

Clip via Rotten Tomatoes TV

The show initially aired in the States in March 2018, and while it was made available to certain viewers on this side of the pond, it was only those with access to the AMC channel, which meant you needed to be a subscriber of BT as your service provider.

Now, FINALLY, all of Season One of The Terror has been added to Amazon Prime for Irish viewers to enjoy!

And once you’ve got it all watched, we’ve got even more good news, as Season Two has already been filming and is set for release later in 2019.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the new season will take place on the west coast of the United States during World War II, and according to the press release, it will “center on an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific”.