BT TV – who hold the exclusive carriage agreement for AMC Global here in the UK – has announced plans to preview the series premiere of the channel’s newest import, The Terror, on YouTube.
For 24 hours, from 00:01am on Tuesday April 24th, the opening episode will be available free of charge on BT’s YouTube channel; marking the first time that a pay TV show has launched in the UK on YouTube before it has been broadcast on television. The first two episodes of The Terror will then be broadcast on AMC Global later that day in its regular 9pm time-slot.
The Terror tells the story of the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into uncharted territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction.
The drama series, which inspired by a true story, was developed for television by David Kajganich, who serves as co-showrunner alongside Soo Hugh. It is being produced by AMC Studios, Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 and stars Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis, Nive Nielsen, Ian Hart and Trystan Gravelle. David Kajganich, Soo Hugh, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert and Guymon Casady are the executive producers.
“We’re hugely excited about The Terror, with a stellar British cast and absolutely thrilling production that will have you hopping from the edge of your seat to behind your sofa”, Tony Singh, Content Director at BT TV, said in a statement. “Just like Sir John Franklin, BT likes to break new ground and we are delighted to partner with our friends at YouTube to take the first episode of The Terror to everyone in the UK.”
“YouTube is committed to working with partners to boost discovery and viewership of their content in fresh and innovate ways”, added Richard Lewis, Manager of Entertainment Content Partnerships for YouTube. “We are delighted to partner with BT in bringing a show as prestigious as ‘The Terror’ to YouTube for free for people across the UK to enjoy.”