Is The Terror on BBC 2 based on a book?

THE Terror is a haunting new series on BBC 2 that has captivated viewers.

The storyline is an interesting mix between reality and the supernatural, and is based on a spooky book of the same name.

Is The Terror on BBC 2 based on a book?

The Terror is adapted from Dan Simmons’ 2007 novel of the same name.

His novel re-imagines the true story of Captain Sir John Franklin's expedition as a Gothic ghost story. 

The real version of events saw Franklin die along with two dozen other men as 129 crew members become icebound. The rest of the crew later disappeared.

In Simmons' novel, the crew are chased across the bleak Arctic landscape by a monster and features evil spirits who try to kill the crew mates.

What is The Terror about?

The show is described by the BBC as a "horror anthology".

Set in the autumn of 1846, the show opens with two ships getting caught in Arctic ice.

It documents the crew's struggle to survive, and imagines what might have happened to the crew as time passes.

The BBC say: "The series is inspired by true events and is a fictionalised account of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition to the Arctic.

"It follows the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into unchartered 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.

"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."

When is The Terror on TV and how can I watch it?

The Terror began on March 3 at 9pm on BBC Two.

It was immediately followed by episode two in a double bill for the series launch.

It's a 10-part series that will continue on the following Wednesday.

Catch ups will be available on BBC iPlayer.

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