Tobias Menzies is working with AMC once again.
According to Deadline, Menzies (Outlander) has been cast as a lead of AMC’s upcoming straight-to-series anthology drama The Terror. Menzies previously worked with AMC on the Emmy-nominated, Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie-starring mini-series The Night Manager.
The Terror, based on Dan Simmons’ bestselling 2007 novel, follows a Royal Navy expedition crew in 1847 as they search the Northwest Passage. On their search they are ambushed by an unknown predator that continues to hunt the ships and crew members. The premise takes inspiration from the story of Captain Sir John Franklin and his lost expedition of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. Menzies’ character is a member of the Royal Navy.
Menzies has kept busy recently in both television and film. He is currently most well known as Jack/Frank Randall on Starz’s Outlander. He has also appeared in Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s Catastrophe, and is in Horgan and Dennis Kelly’s new comedy pilot The Circuit. In terms of drama, he portrayed Edmure Tully on HBO’s Game of Thrones. On the feature side, he appeared alongside Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, and Scoot McNairy in Kevin Macdonald’s submarine thriller Black Sea. Menzies also stars alongside Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed, and Rooney Mara in new talent Benedict Andrews’ Una. On a campier note, Menzies stars with Kate Beckinsale in the Anna Foerster (Outlander) directed Underworld: Blood Wars.
The series was written by David Kajganich (A Bigger Splash, True Story). Kajganich and Soo Hugh serve as showrunners, with Scott Free, Alexandra Milchan’s Emjag Productions, Entertainment 360, and AMC Studios producing the series. The 10-episode first season is slated to premiere in 2017.