Matthew McNulty (The Musketeers) has booked a series regular role on AMC’s anthology drama series “The Terror”, based on the bestselling 2007 novel by Dan Simmons, reports Deadline.
The Terror 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.
McNulty will play a lieutenant on the HMS Terror.
Jared Harris (The Quiet Ones, Poltergeist, “Mad Men”, The Crown) was cast as the lead actor.
Additional casting includes Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones, Rome) as Sir John Franklin; Paul Ready (Cuffs, Utopia) as Henry Goodsir; and Adam Nagaitis (Houdini and Doyle, Suffragette) as Cornelius Hickey. All will play integral members of the crew aboard the ships. Tobias Menzies (Outlander, Game of Thrones) rounds out the casting as James Fitzjames, a member of the Royal Navy.
Edward Ashley (In The Heart of the Sea), Liam Garrigan (Once Upon A Time) and Ronan Raftery (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them) recently signed on for recurring roles.
Soo Hugh and Dave Kajganich serve as co-showrunners, writers and producers on The Terror.
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.