BT says it will stream the first episode of new drama series The Terror for free on YouTube next week ahead of the show’s transmission on its exclusive AMC drama and movie channel.
Based on Dan Simmons’ novel of the same name, and executive produced by Ridley Scott, the series tells a fictionalised account of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost 1845 Royal Navy expedition to the Artic.
Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction.
British actors Jared Harris, Ciarán Hinds and Tobias Menzies lead the cast and recently spoke to SEENIT about the show.
The first episode will be available to watch on YouTube for 24 hours from 00:01am on Tuesday, 24 April for anyone in the UK, with a double episode also available for free on the AMC channel.
BT says this will be the first time a pay-TV show has launched in the UK on YouTube before it has been broadcast on television.
Tony Singh, Content Director at BT TV, said: “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.
“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.”
Richard Lewis, Manager of Entertainment Content Partnerships, YouTube, said:
“YouTube is committed to working with partners to boost discovery and viewership of their content in fresh and innovate ways.
“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.”