AMC Networks March 22 announced it would make all 10 episodes of original new drama series, “The Terror” available to AMC Premiere customers on the night of the show’s March 26 TV premier.
The move follows a similar strategy for all eight episodes of “McMafia,” which helped propel AMC Premiere to its most successful week ever in terms of new customer additions and viewership.
AMC Premiere, which launched last summer, is available to Comcast Xfinity subscribers for an additional $4.99 monthly fee. Subs can watch content … “The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” and “Preacher,” among others, without commercials in real-time and on-demand.
“Providing entire seasons of shows … is one of the ways we are continuing to evolve AMC Premiere and make it even more valuable for fans of AMC programming,” Mac McKean, head of innovation at AMC, said in a statement.
Inspired by a true story, “The Terror” centers on the Royal Navy’s voyage into unchartered territory, attempting 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.
Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, “The Terror” highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements but with each other.
The series stars Jared Harris (“The Crown,” “Mad Men”), Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”) and Ciarán Hinds (“Game of Thrones”).