Where was The Terror filmed? Filming locations of BBC TV series starring Jared Harris and produced by Ridley Scott

The Terror has a star studded cast featuring Jared Harris, Ciaran Hinds and Tobias Menzies

Friday, 5th March 2021, 2:19 pm
The Terror featuring Ciarán Hinds as John Franklin, Tobias Menzies as James Fitzjames, Jared Harris as Francis Crozier. (Pic: Nadav Kander/AMC)

TV drama The Terror has audiences gripped after its debut showing on the BBC

Ridley Scott’s series, which is based on a real-life 19th Century expedition to the Arctic, boasts a star-studded cast including Jared Harris and Ciaran Hinds.

It tells the story of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost voyage to navigate the Northwest Passage to the Pacific on board ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.

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The voyage was not what the crews expected, with temperatures dropping colder than normal, and the two ships became frozen in ice, as those on board struggled.

With so much of the action happening at sea or in cold and icy settings, many have begun asking where the show was filmed - here’s what you need to know.

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Where was The Terror filmed?

The Terror is set on board two Royal Navy ships - HMS Erebus and HMS Terror - but its filming was split over three locations in Hungary, Croatia and Canada.

Production began in April 2017 - ready for a March 2018 release in the US - and saw studio locations in Budapest, Hungary, and in Vancouver, Canada.

It was at these two locations that the bulk of the series was shot, including the frozen Arctic scenes, with much of the dramatic polar ice digitally added in post production.

Two replica ships were made along with separate sets which saw interior scenes shot on one and the deck footage taken on the other.

The island of Pag, off the coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea, was the setting for some of the outdoor filming which can be seen in season one of the series.

Who is in the cast of The Terror?

Season one of The Terror follows the doomed voyage of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror and its 100-strong crew into the icy unknown of the Arctic.

The Terror stars Harris (The Crown, Mad Men) as Captain Francis Crozier of the HMS Terror, Hinds (Game Of Thrones, Rome) as Sir John Franklin and Tobias Menzies (Outlander, Game Of Thrones) as Commandor James Fitzjames of HMS Erebus.

Paul Ready (Cuffs, Utopia) plays surgeon Henry Goodsir, Adam Nagaitis (Houdini And Doyle, Suffragette) as Petty Officer Cornelius Hickey, Nive Nielsen (The New World) as Lady Silence and Ian Hart (Neverland) as Mr. Thomas Blanky, Ice Master of HMS Terror.

How to watch The Terror in the UK?

Season one was initially shown on AMC in the US in March 2018 before BT TV bought the rights to air the show in the UK in the same year.

Yet it has been thrust into the spotlight after it was acquired by the BBC and shown on its terrestrial services and digital platform iPlayer.

The first two episodes of The Terror were aired on Wednesday 3 March on BBC2 and were met with glowing reviews from TV critics.

When is the next episode on the BBC?

The Terror has a regular slot on BBC2 every Wednesday evening at 9pm.

The entire first season is available on BBC iPlayer for those who cannot wait to delve straight into the story and see how the plot unfolds.