Series to Debut Worldwide Within Minutes of Premiere on AMC U.S.
NEW YORK, NY, 27 June 2016 – AMC Global today announced that it has acquired the upcoming anthology drama series “The Terror,” an adaption of the bestselling novel by Dan Simmons, to premiere exclusively on AMC Global in territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America in 2017. Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 are producing the 10-episode drama in association with AMC Studios. The series will premiere globally within minutes of broadcast on AMC U.S. “The Terror” is distributed internationally by AMC Studios.
Written by David Kajganich (“True Story,” “A Bigger Splash”), who will also serve as co- showrunner with Soo Hugh (“The Whispers,” “The Killing”), the series is set in 1847, when a Royal Naval expedition crew searching for the Northwest Passage is attacked by a mysterious predator that stalks the ships and their crew in a suspenseful and desperate game of survival.
“We’re very excited to bring this gripping dramatic story to AMC Global audiences exclusively next year within minutes of the AMC U.S. premiere,” commented Harold Gronenthal, EVP Programming and Operations, AMC and Sundance Channel Global. “With a distinctive combination of science fiction and historical non-fiction, ‘The Terror’ will complement the outstanding line-up of original series on AMC Global such as ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ ‘Humans’ and ‘Into the Badlands.’”
Executive producers are Ridley Scott (“The Good Wife,” “The Man in the High Castle”) and David W. Zucker (“The Good Wife,” “The Man in the High Castle”) of Scott Free, Alexandra Milchan (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) and Scott Lambert (“Paranoia”), both of whom are principals at Emjag Productions, and Guymon Casady (“Game of Thrones,” “Steve Jobs”) of Entertainment 360, the content arm of Management 360.
About AMC Global
AMC Global, a business unit of AMC Networks International, commemorates favourite films from every genre and decade and showcases acclaimed first run original programming to bring audiences something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network has created some of the most award-winning series of the past decade that have re-defined dramatic storytelling. In addition to being widely distributed throughout North America, AMC is available in over 125 countries. AMC Global is a premier entertainment destination that is available in HD and SD and across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.
About AMC Studios
AMC Studios is the in-house studio and production operation for AMC Networks Inc., which owns and operates the AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and BBC AMERICA television networks. AMC Studios’ first series was “The Walking Dead,” which is the highest-rated basic cable program in the history of television and has been the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for the past four years. Since then, AMC Studios has produced several critically acclaimed, award-winning and culturally distinctive series, including AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead,” which delivered the highest-rated first season in the history of cable television, “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” “Halt and Catch Fire” and “Into the Badlands,” the Peabody Award-winning “Rectify” and “Hap and Leonard,” for SundanceTV and, for BBC AMERICA, the upcoming original series “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.”
About Scott Free Productions
Scott Free Productions is the film and television production company of acclaimed film director Ridley Scott. In the 20 years since Scott Free was formed, the company has earned over 70 Emmy nominations with 20 wins, and 20 Golden Globe nominations for its highly acclaimed television projects, which include: the Peabody Award-winning “The Good Wife,” which is in its seventh and final season on CBS; a series adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s classic “The Man in the High Castle” for Amazon; the Civil War medical drama “Mercy Street,” PBS’ first scripted series in over a decade; “BrainDead” a satiric- thriller CBS summer series from Robert and Michelle King; and the acclaimed “Killing” telefilms (“Killing Kennedy” “Killing Lincoln” and “Killing Jesus”) for National Geographic, each of which premiered to record numbers for the channel. Current productions in 2016 include: “Taboo” for FX and BBC; “Killing Reagan” for National Geographic; “The Terror” for AMC; “Sensory” for CBS; and “JCVJ” for Amazon.
About Emjag Productions
Emjag Productions is the film and television production company of principals Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert. Alexandra Milchan is a 20+ year veteran of the business, having worked as both an Independent Producer and an executive at New Regency Productions (a family company). As a producer, Alexandra’s credits include “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List,” “Paranoia,” and “Bullet to the The Head.” Scott Lambert is a veteran film executive and producer. Prior to joining Emjag, Scott was a part of FILM 360, the production arm of Los Angeles-based Management 360, and was previously President of the Business Group and Executive Vice President of Production at Relativity Media where he was involved with hits such as the Oscar- winning “The Fighter” and “Limitless.” Prior to that, Lambert worked as Executive Vice President at the William Morris Agency (1994-2008) where he represented major television and film talent including Scarlett Johansson, Kevin Spacey, Kiefer Sutherland and Sylvester Stallone.
About Entertainment 360
Entertainment 360 originates, packages, develops and produces a wide variety of film and television projects including HBO’s Emmy-winning hit television series “Game of Thrones,” and Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs,” which garnered Oscar nominations for Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet. Entertainment 360’s upcoming production slate includes “Office Christmas Party,” starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman, at DreamWorks Pictures; the film adaptation of “Lifeboat” with a screenplay by Bill Broyles, to be directed by Joe Wright with Anne Hathaway starring for Working Title and Focus Features; “Cowboy Ninja Viking” to star Chris Pratt at Universal; “Dope Girls”, an MTV series starring Scout Durwood and Jessica Rothe; Chris Case’s family comedy starring Becki Newton at FOX; and “Shovel Buddies,” a coming of age comedy produced with Awesomeness TV, from a Black List screenplay by Jason Mark Hellerman, starring Bella Thorne and a cast of social-media stars, which will make its world premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.
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