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The Terror
Created by
Based onThe Terror
by Dan Simmons (s. 1)
Developed by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • David Kajganich (s. 1)
  • Soo Hugh (s. 1)
  • Ridley Scott
  • David W. Zucker
  • Alexandra Milchan
  • Guymon Casady
  • Scott Lambert
  • Dan Simmons (s. 1)
  • Edward Berger (s. 1)
  • Alexander Woo (s. 2)
  • Max Borenstein (s. 2)
  • Jordan Sheehan (s. 2)
  • Robyn-Alain Feldman (s. 1)
  • Mitch Engel (s. 2)
Production locations
  • Tim Murrell
  • Andrew MacRitchie
  • Daniel Greenway
Running time40–56 minutes
Production companies
DistributorAMC Networks
Original networkAMC
Original releaseMarch 25, 2018 (2018-03-25) –
present (present)
External links

The Terror is an American horror drama anthology television series. The series is named after Dan Simmons's 2007 novel, which serves as the basis for the first season.[2][3][4] It premiered on March 25, 2018, on AMC. The second season, subtitled Infamy, premiered on August 12, 2019.[5]

The first season was developed by David Kajganich and is a fictionalized account of Captain Sir John Franklin's lost expedition to the Arctic in 1845–1848. Featured in the cast are Jared Harris as Captain Francis Crozier, Tobias Menzies as Commander James Fitzjames, Paul Ready as Dr. Harry Goodsir, and Ciarán Hinds as Franklin. The second season was co-created by Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein and is mostly set in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. It stars Derek Mio, Kiki Sukezane, Cristina Rodlo, Shingo Usami, Naoko Mori, Miki Ishikawa, and George Takei.


The series' first season begins with the Royal Navy's polar explorer ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror having recently left Beechey Island, heading south toward King William Island into uncharted territory, seeking the Northwest Passage. The ships are soon stuck, frozen and isolated, and those aboard must survive the harsh weather conditions and each other, while being stalked by an elusive menace.

The second season takes place on the west coast of the United States during World War II and centers on the Japanese folklore of bakemono, "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".[6]

Cast and characters[edit]

Season 1[edit]


Recurring special guest star[edit]


  • Trystan Gravelle as Mr. Henry Collins, Second (Ice) Master HMS Erebus
  • Alfie Kingsnorth as David Young, Ship's Boy HMS Erebus
  • Ian Pirie as a translator
  • Alistair Petrie as Dr. Stephan Stanley, Surgeon HMS Erebus
  • Richard Sutton as Sir James Clark Ross
  • David Walmsley as Sergeant Solomon Tozer, (Commanding Officer) Royal Marines HMS Terror
  • Johnny Issaluk as a Netsilik hunter
  • Tom Weston-Jones as Lieutenant Commander Graham Gore, First Lieutenant HMS Erebus
  • Joe Hurst as Thomas Evans, Ship's Boy HMS Terror
  • Jack Colgrave Hirst as Seaman Thomas "Tom" Hartnell, Able Seaman HMS Erebus
  • Freddie Greaves as Seaman William Strong, Able Seaman HMS Terror
  • Mikey Collins as Robert Golding, Ship's Boy HMS Terror
  • Liam Garrigan as Petty Officer Thomas Jopson, Captain's Steward HMS Terror[12]
  • Stephen Thompson as Seaman Magnus Manson, Able Seaman HMS Terror
  • Charles Edwards as Dr. Alexander MacDonald, Assistant Surgeon HMS Terror
  • Sebastian Armesto as Lieutenant Charles Des Voeux, Second Mate HMS Erebus
  • Christos Lawton as Lieutenant George Hodgson, Second Lieutenant HMS Terror
  • James Laurenson as Sir John Barrow
  • Matthew McNulty as Lieutenant Commander Edward Little, First Lieutenant HMS Terror[13]
  • Ronan Raftery as Lieutenant John Irving, Third Lieutenant HMS Terror[12]
  • Chris Corrigan as Senior Petty Officer John Diggle, Head Cook HMS Terror
  • Anthony Flanagan as Seaman John Morfin, Able Seaman HMS Erebus
  • Sian Brooke as Sophia Cracroft
  • Richard Riddell as Sergeant David Bryant, (Commanding Officer) Royal Marines, HMS Erebus
  • Apayata Kotierk as a shaman, Lady Silence's father
  • Mike Kelly as Warrant Officer John Gregory, Engineer HMS Erebus
  • Declan Hannigan as Lieutenant Henry Le Vesconte, Third Lieutenant HMS Erebus
  • Kevin Guthrie as Senior Petty Officer Henry Peglar, Captain of the Foretop HMS Terror
  • Vin Hawke as Sir George Barrow
  • Edward Ashley as Petty Officer William Gibson, Subordinat Officers' Steward HMS Terror[12]
  • John Lynch as Petty Officer John Bridgens, Subordiate Officers' Steward HMS Erebus
  • Owen Good as Seaman Charles Best, Able Seaman HMS Erebus
  • Clive Russell as Sir John Ross
  • Sam Rintoul as George Chambers, Ship's Boy HMS Erebus
  • Guy Faulkner as Seaman Samuel Crispe, Able Seaman HMS Terror
  • Roderick Hill as Private William Heather, Royal Marines HMS Terror
  • Aaron Jeffcoate as Private William Pilkington, Royal Marines HMS Erebus
  • Charlie Kelly as Petty Officer Thomas Armitage, Gunroom Steward HMS Terror
  • Edmund Short as Warrant Officer John Lane, Boatswain HMS Terror

Season 2[edit]



  • Hira Ambrosino as Fumi Yoshida
  • Eiji Inoue as Hideo Furuya
  • James Saito as Wilson Yoshida
  • Reilly Dolman as Marlon
  • Lee Shorten as Walt Yoshida
  • Alex Shimizu as Toshiro Furuya
  • Yuta Takenaka as Genzo
  • Camille Martinez as Miss Antoinette
  • C. Thomas Howell as Major Hallowell Bowen[14]
  • Reed Diamond as Colonel Stallings
  • Christopher Naoki Lee as Ken Uehura[16]
  • Aya Furukawa as Sachiko
  • Matthew Smalley as MP Corporal Nessler
  • Hiro Kanagawa as Dr. Kitamura
  • Emi Kamito as Nurse Hasegawa
  • Marcus Toji as Arthur Ogawa
  • Clayton Chitty as MP Private Burlingham
  • Ruben Garfias as Bart Ojeda
  • William MacDonald as George Nicol
  • Nathan Houle as MP Technical Sergeant Gimbel
  • Naomi Simpson as Sister Agatha
  • Alma Martinez as Rocío Trujillo
  • Juana Lerma Juárez as Paula
  • Hugo Ateo as Hector
  • Mia García as Elena
  • Pierce Kang as Jirou Tanabe
  • Francisco Trujillo as Father Ysidro

Notable guest stars


SeasonSubtitleEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110March 25, 2018 (2018-03-25)May 21, 2018 (2018-05-21)
2Infamy10August 12, 2019 (2019-08-12)October 14, 2019 (2019-10-14)

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [a]U.S. viewers
11"Go for Broke"Edward BergerDavid KajganichMarch 25, 2018 (2018-03-25)[b]3.34[19]
A title card informs the viewer that Sir John Franklin's Arctic expedition was never seen again. In the opening sequence, James Ross is speaking to a Netsilik man in a tent who encountered the expedition's last survivors, under the leadership of Captain Francis Crozier, and informs Ross they were being pursued south by a creature called "Tuunbaq" and are now "dead and gone." Four years earlier, in September 1846, Captain Sir John Franklin's Royal Navy expedition aboard HMS Erebus and HMS Terror are attempting the first crossing of the Northwest Passage in the Arctic Archipelago. The expedition runs into difficulty when a collision with an iceberg damages Erebus's propeller. Francis Crozier, captain of the Terror and second-in-command of the expedition, becomes concerned about becoming stranded in the pack ice above the Arctic Circle through winter, and recommends to Franklin that they shift all men from Erebus to Terror and steam south aboard Terror to avoid becoming trapped in winter ice. Franklin overrules Crozier's concerns and presses the expedition further west in the belief that the ships can complete transit before the onset of thick ice. Before the ships can reach open water, however, they become frozen and trapped.
22"Gore"Edward BergerSoo HughMarch 26, 2018 (2018-03-26)1.39[20]
In June 1847, after a winter stranded in the ice, Erebus and Terror remain stuck. Franklin sends out parties to find leads (open water passages) through the ice. The party that treks east finds nothing, but the party heading to the west travels into dangerous territory and accidentally shoots an Inuit man, mistaking him for a polar bear. During the chaos, a massive, unseen creature kills their lieutenant, Graham Gore. The surviving men from the expedition to the west return with the wounded Inuit man and his companion, an Inuit woman. The man is a powerful shaman without a tongue to speak and the woman is his daughter, and he communicates that after his death she must control the "Tuunbaq." After the Inuit man dies of his wounds, the crew apologize to the woman, whom they call "Lady Silence" because she refuses to speak to them, for killing him.
33"The Ladder"Sergio Mimica-GezzanGina WelchApril 2, 2018 (2018-04-02)1.11[21]
The crew bury the Inuit shaman in the sea through a hole in the ice, and Lady Silence sets out alone on foot to return to her people. Franklin and Crozier had once been friends, but in England Franklin had denied Crozier permission to marry his niece. They angrily debate their crews' future and disagree sharply about Crozier's suggestion that they send out a party on foot to seek help. Franklin joins a group of armed Royal Marines who have set a hunting blind for the creature, but it ambushes the group, killing a marine and Franklin, who drowns after the creature tears off his leg and tosses him into the same hole where the British had buried the shaman. Crozier later sends out a party across the ice to seek help, despite the protests of James Fitzjames (now captain of Erebus). Alone in an igloo, Lady Silence hears the creature outside and finds that it has left her a seal carcass to eat.
44"Punished, as a Boy"Edward BergerDavid KajganichApril 9, 2018 (2018-04-09)1.17[22]
By November 1847, as the creature continues to kill members of the British expedition, the crews of Erebus and Terror begin to consider it supernatural. Opportunistic caulker's mate Cornelius Hickey leads an unauthorised expedition to abduct Lady Silence, bringing her back to the ships in the belief that she is controlling the creature. When Hickey disputes his punishment during a debriefing, Crozier orders him subject to a more severe lashing than his fellow abductors, ordering him to be "punished as a boy" (whipped across the buttocks rather than the back). An increasingly alcoholic Crozier announces to Terror's crew an opportunity to transfer to Erebus due to Terror's precarious location on a fault in the ice, and all but ten of Terror's crew depart for Erebus.
55"First Shot a Winner, Lads"Sergio Mimica-GezzanJosh ParkinsonApril 16, 2018 (2018-04-16)0.91[23]
The Erebus' naval surgeon's mate, Dr Goodsir, speaks with Lady Silence in an effort to learn her language, but has little success learning about the nature of the creature. Crozier becomes temperamental as his liquor supplies run out, and sends his first lieutenant Edward Little to pilfer bottles of whiskey from the private stores of Fitzjames aboard Erebus. The creature, revealed as a polar bear-like creature with vaguely human facial features called the "Tuunbaq", attacks Terror and pursues her ice master Thomas Blanky up one of the ship's masts, mauling his leg so severely that it later requires amputation. The men manage to wound the creature with a cannon and it flees, and Lady Silence escapes during the commotion. Crozier resolves to go sober, delegating command of both ships to Fitzjames while he suffers through alcohol withdrawal.
66"A Mercy"Sergio Mimica-GezzanVinnie WilhelmApril 23, 2018 (2018-04-23)0.92[24]
January 1848 finds the ships still trapped in the ice. Now in charge of both Terror and Erebus, Fitzjames plans to abandon the ships and lead the men back to civilization on foot. Blanky advises him to soften the blow of this news, so he organizes a carnival on the ice, reasoning that it will deplete the food and drink they will need to carry. Goodsir discerns that the poorly-soldered tins of food on the ships are giving the men lead poisoning and attempts to warn the Erebus' surgeon, Dr. Stanley, who replies he has a "plan". After weeks of withdrawal, Crozier recovers in time to visit Fitzjames' carnival, and is disturbed by the breakdown in naval discipline. Crozier announces the plan to travel south overland to Fort Resolution, but is interrupted by a mentally unhinged Dr. Stanley, who traps the men in the carnival before setting fire to himself and the tents, killing himself and many other men. The others manage to escape, but Drs. MacDonald and Peddie are killed in the blaze, leaving Goodsir as the last surviving surgeon left in the expedition.
77"Horrible from Supper"Tim MielantsAndres Fischer-CentenoApril 30, 2018 (2018-04-30)0.97[25]
On April 22, 1848, Crozier gives the order to abandon both ships. The men soon depart on foot, and a patrol, including Crozier, Fitzjames and Terror's Sergeant Tozer, discovers that the party Crozier had sent ahead of them was massacred only eighteen miles from the ships by the Tuunbaq. Crozier, wanting to keep morale high, chooses to keep this from the men, along with the knowledge of the lead poisoning learned from Goodsir. After the crew reach King William Land, Hickey becomes aware of the bad tins and begins plotting a mutiny along with Tozer. While hunting for game, Hickey, Lieutenant John Irving, and petty officer Thomas Farr, come across a hunting party of friendly Netsilik, who provide Irving with seal meat. Hickey then murders both Irving and Farr.
88"Terror Camp Clear"Tim MielantsDavid KajganichMay 7, 2018 (2018-05-07)0.86[26]
Off-screen, Hickey lies to another hunting party, telling them that Irving and Farr were murdered by the Netsilik; the other party kills the Netsilik family in retaliation. After they return to camp a fog rolls in, stoking the men's paranoia about a surprise Netsilik attack. Hickey and Tozer open the camp's armoury and distribute weapons without Crozier's permission. Crozier has Goodsir conduct an autopsy on Lieutenant Irving, sees that he had recently eaten seal meat, and deduces that Hickey was responsible for the deaths and is planning a mutiny. He sentences Hickey and Tozer to hang, but the Tuunbaq, provoked by the Netsilik massacre, returns and attacks the camp. The Tuunbaq kills many men, but is wounded by a Congreve rocket fired by Fitzjames. In the chaos, Hickey and Tozer rally the mutineers, steal supplies and a sled, and disappear into the fog.
99"The C, the C, the Open C"Tim MielantsSoo HughMay 14, 2018 (2018-05-14)0.78[27]
Hickey sets up camp and murders one of his own men, William Gibson. Goodsir, abducted by Hickey's men, is forced to cut up Gibson's body so that Hickey and his men can use it for cannibalism. Crozier and his remaining men become malnourished and ill of lead poisoning, with many dying as they continue south. Fitzjames cannot bear the pain and is euthanized at his own request. Blanky's leg stump becomes gangrenous, and he volunteers to sacrifice himself by luring the Tuunbaq away from the rest of the survivors. In the process, he accidentally stumbles across the Northwest Passage just before the Tuunbaq finds and kills him. Later, Hickey's men ambush Crozier. After they kill one of his men, Crozier surrenders, instructing Little to take charge and lead the remaining crew south.
1010"We Are Gone"Tim MielantsDavid KajganichMay 21, 2018 (2018-05-21)0.79[28]
Crozier is brought to Hickey's camp and, knowing that Hickey's men will eventually eat him, Goodsir poisons himself in an attempt to poison the entire group except Crozier, who eats the unaffected soles of Goodsir′s feet. Hickey reveals that he killed the real Cornelius Hickey and has been impersonating him on the expedition in an attempt to escape England, and subsequently sabotaged the crew's efforts to return. The Tuunbaq returns, killing Tozer and most of the mutineers. Hickey cuts off his tongue in an attempt to control the creature, but it kills him before an injured Crozier manages to kill the creature, which had become weakened by the poisoned bodies. After being rescued by Lady Silence, Crozier learns that the rest of his men, including Little, have died. He adapts to the Inuit way of life. Following Inuit custom, Lady Silence, whose name is revealed to be Silna, is exiled for having "lost Tuunbaq." When members of a British search party led by Ross land two years later in September 1850, Crozier conceals himself from them and instructs the Inuit leader to tell them that everyone from the expedition is dead, that there is no Northwest Passage, and that they should not return. After eavesdropping on the conversation, Crozier departs to hunt seal.

Season 2: Infamy (2019)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
111"A Sparrow in a Swallow's Nest"Josef Kubota WladykaStory by : Max Borenstein & Alexander Woo
Teleplay by : Alexander Woo
August 12, 2019 (2019-08-12)0.58[29]
The residents of Terminal Island are haunted by a series of mysterious unexplained deaths. Chester, a Japanese-American man, learns that his Mexican girlfriend Luz is pregnant and contemplates his future. The men of Japanese ancestry are arrested after the news breaks that Japan has attacked Pearl Harbor.
122"All the Demons Are Still in Hell"Josef Kubota WladykaTony TostAugust 19, 2019 (2019-08-19)0.45[30]
An evacuation order is given for the residents of Terminal Island who are to be held in internment camps following the Pearl Harbor attack. Chester wants to leave with Luz but is later arrested after a local resident reports him to the FBI. Luz decides to join Chester after telling the FBI agents that she is carrying his child.
133"Gaman"Michael LehmannShannon GossAugust 26, 2019 (2019-08-26)0.42[31]
Chester and his family start to settle into life in the internment camp. Some of the residents believe that a bakemono is responsible for the events that have transpired. Luz meets with Yuko who is a posing as a midwife at the camp to assist with her pregnancy, but she is unaware that Yuko harbors a strong interest in her unborn twins. Furuya is arrested for assault and tells Chester that he wasn't responsible for his actions and that something had possessed him. The camp's children discover Furuya's body the next day in the nearby woods after Yuko kills him. Chester then accepts a translator job with the army and departs the camp.
144"The Weak Are Meat"Michael LehmannNaomi IizukaSeptember 2, 2019 (2019-09-02)0.38[32]
Chester is stationed in Guadalcanal where he works with the U.S. Army. While on assignment to locate a missing sergeant, Chester uncovers a secret code on a belt of a dead Japanese soldier. Believing he may be haunted by a Yūrei, Chester takes pictures near his camp and closely examines them. Yuko possesses an MP named Nessler and forces him to jump from a watchtower, killing him. Major Bowen believes that Nessler was drunk from contraband sake and orders a crackdown in the camp. Luz is heartened by Chester's letter and thinks about what life would be like when they have a family of their own. Asako takes Luz to see Dr. Kitemura after she goes into labor, which leads Yuko to possess Nurse Hasegawa so she can assist with her birth. But after a difficult birth, the twins don't survive.
155"Shatter Like a Pearl"Lily MariyeSteven HannaSeptember 9, 2019 (2019-09-09)0.36[33]
The Japanese Americans are forced to undertake a humiliating exercise that divides the community. Chester comes face to face with a man who forces him to question his very nature. Luz, stricken by grief after the tragedy, is forced to make an important choice.
166"Taizo"Everardo GoutMax Borenstein & Benjamin KleinSeptember 16, 2019 (2019-09-16)0.38[34]
A story of the past provides insight into the present evil that stalks the Terminal Islanders. Chester returns home to his family, only to find that someone he was searching for is gone. Henry and Asako are faced with a difficult decision.
177"My Perfect World"Meera MenonDanielle Roderick & Tony TostSeptember 23, 2019 (2019-09-23)0.33[35]
The Nakayamas have been torn apart, and Chester searches for the person he believes can help, even if it means taking drastic action. A tuberculosis outbreak in the community forces Amy to act, though she's caught between doing what she's told and doing what's right.
188"My Sweet Boy"Toa FraserAlessandra Dimona & Shannon GossSeptember 30, 2019 (2019-09-30)0.28[36]
Chester and Luz have reached a turning point in their relationship, one that causes an evil force to catch up to them. Amy must take matters into her own hands as she's tormented by a powerful nemesis. Chester meets a boy who gives him answers.
199"Come and Get Me"Frederick E.O. ToyeSteven Hanna & Naomi IizukaOctober 7, 2019 (2019-10-07)0.38[37]
The Terminal Islanders return home to find that things have changed since they left. The Nakayamas, still tense from the pain they've inflicted on one another, must come together to battle the spirit that threatens their future.
2010"Into the Afterlife"Frederick E.O. ToyeAlexander WooOctober 14, 2019 (2019-10-14)0.36[38]
As all seems lost, Henry and Asako must look to the past to provide answers to their current turmoil. Chester and Luz grapple with their identities in hopes of saving those who are dearest to them. Amy and Yamato-san struggle to once again assimilate to American life.


Season 1[edit]

After the success of the show The Walking Dead, the American cable TV network AMC planned to create a horror TV series based on the novel The Terror.[39] In March 2016, it was confirmed that AMC ordered 10 episodes of the show, with an expected premiere date in 2018.

David Kajganich and Soo Hugh serve as co-showrunners, while Kajganich penned the adaptation. Ridley Scott, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert, David W. Zucker, and Guymon Casady are executive producers.[40] In September 2016, it was announced that Tobias Menzies was cast as a series lead and the showrunners were seeking an Inuit woman, between the ages of 16 and 30, to play an unspecified 'major character', most likely Lady Silence.[41][42]

Most of the scenes on the ice were made with CGI.[43]

Season 2[edit]

The second season, titled The Terror: Infamy, is co-created by Max Borenstein and Alexander Woo, who also serves as the showrunner and consists of 10 episodes.[6]

Derek Mio plays the lead role of Chester Nakayama, a son of Japanese born immigrants who joins the army.[44] George Takei plays Yamato-san, a former fishing captain and community elder who was imprisoned with his family in two Japanese-American internment camps during WWII. Also cast are Kiki Sukezane as Yuko, a mysterious woman from Chester's past; Shingo Usami as Henry Nakayama, Chester's father; and Naoko Mori as Asako Nakayama, Chester's mother; and Miki Ishikawa as Amy, a Nakayama family friend. Takei also serves in a consulting role to ensure the accuracy of historical events and storytelling.[45] C. Thomas Howell was cast as Retired Major Hallowell Bowen, an official with the War Relocation Authority whose "presence looms over the Japanese-American characters in the story."[46]

Josef Kubota Wladyka directed the first two episodes of the season.[47] Production began on January 14, 2019, in Vancouver.[48]

Possible third season[edit]

In January 2020, it was reported by that AMC president Sarah Barnett had expressed interest in renewing The Terror for a third season and that AMC and Scott Free Productions were discussing plot ideas.[49]


The first season premiered on AMC in the United States and Canada on March 25, 2018, and concluded on May 21, 2018. It was released worldwide on Amazon Prime Video in every other country where the service is present (except Canada, the UK and some Middle Eastern countries) starting March 26, 2018. Amazon released most of the first season ahead of its broadcast on AMC. In the United Kingdom, The Terror premiered on AMC on April 24, 2018.[50]


Critical response[edit]

Season 1[edit]

The first season has received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the season has a 93% "certified fresh" rating based on 59 reviews, with an average rating of 8.29/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "A thriller wrapped in a prestige drama package, The Terror makes for gripping, atmospheric supernatural horror."[51] On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, the season has a score of 76 out of 100, based on 19 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[52]

Season 2[edit]

The second season has received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the season has a 83% "certified fresh" rating based on 36 reviews, with an average rating of 7.38/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Real-world and supernatural horrors collide in Infamy, an exceptionally well-crafted ghost story that creeps under the skin and stays there."[53] On Metacritic, the season has a score of 78 out of 100, based on 15 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[54]


Viewership and ratings per season of The Terror
Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
Avg. 18–49
Date Viewers
Date Viewers
1 Monday 9:00 pm 10 March 25, 2018 (2018-03-25) 3.34[19] May 21, 2018 (2018-05-21) 0.79[28] 1.22[55] TBD 0.36[55]
2 10 August 12, 2019 (2019-08-12) 0.58[29] October 14, 2019 (2019-10-14) 0.36[38] 0.39[56] TBD 0.08[56]

Season 1[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of The Terror
No. Title Air date Rating
DVR viewers
Total viewers
1 "Go for Broke" March 25, 2018 1.3 3.34[19] 0.5 1.03 1.8 4.37[57]
2 "Gore" March 26, 2018 0.4 1.39[20] 0.3 1.12 0.7 2.51[58]
3 "The Ladder" April 2, 2018 0.3 1.11[21] 0.3 1.07 0.6 2.18[59]
4 "Punished, as a Boy" April 9, 2018 0.3 1.17[22] 0.3 1.04 0.6 2.22[60]
5 "First Shot a Winner, Lads" April 16, 2018 0.2 0.91[23] N/A N/A N/A N/A
6 "A Mercy" April 23, 2018 0.2 0.92[24] 0.3 0.86 0.5 1.78[61]
7 "Horrible from Supper" April 30, 2018 0.2 0.97[25] N/A N/A N/A N/A
8 "Terror Camp Clear" May 7, 2018 0.2 0.86[26] 0.2 0.81 0.4 1.67[62]
9 "The C, the C, the Open C" May 14, 2018 0.2 0.78[27] N/A N/A N/A N/A
10 "We Are Gone" May 21, 2018 0.2 0.79[28] 0.2 0.75 0.4 1.54[63]

Season 2[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of The Terror
No. Title Air date Rating
DVR viewers
Total viewers
1 "A Sparrow in a Swallow's Nest" August 12, 2019 0.15 0.58[29] 0.10 0.40 0.25 0.98[64]
2 "All the Demons Are Still in Hell" August 19, 2019 0.10 0.45[30] 0.08 0.38 0.18 0.83[65]
3 "Gaman" August 26, 2019 0.07 0.42[31] 0.08 0.40 0.15 0.82[66]
4 "The Weak Are Meat" September 2, 2019 0.06 0.38[32] 0.06 0.37 0.12 0.74[67]
5 "Shatter Like a Pearl" September 9, 2019 0.08 0.36[33] 0.07 0.31 0.15 0.67[68]
6 "Taizo" September 16, 2019 0.07 0.38[34] 0.06 0.31 0.13 0.69[69]
7 "My Perfect World" September 23, 2019 0.07 0.33[35] 0.07 0.31 0.14 0.64[70]
8 "My Sweet Boy" September 30, 2019 0.04 0.28[36] 0.03 0.22 0.08 0.50[71]
9 "Come and Get Me" October 7, 2019 0.09 0.38[37] TBD TBD TBD TBD
10 "Into the Afterlife" October 14, 2019 0.09 0.36[38] TBD TBD TBD TBD

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2019 Satellite Awards Best Television Series – Genre The Terror Won [72][73]
Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film Jared Harris Nominated
Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Paul Ready Nominated
Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nive Nielsen Nominated
Visual Effects Society Awards Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode Frank Petzold, Lenka Líkařová, Viktor Muller and Pedro Sabrosa (for "Go for Broke") Nominated [74]
2020 Satellite Awards Best Genre Series The Terror Nominated [75]
Writers Guild of America Awards Long Form – Original Max Borenstein, Alessandra DiMona, Shannon Goss, Steven Hanna, Naomi Iizuka, Benjamin Klein, Danielle Roderick, Tony Tost and Alexander Woo Nominated [76]


  1. ^ Episodes 4 to 10 were released before their AMC broadcast on Prime Video in every country where the service is present except the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.[17][18]
  2. ^ This episode was shown as a special preview on March 25, 2018, and then aired its official premiere on March 26, 2018.


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