A Gothic Persuasion

That’s not true, the new AMC series, The Terror has nothing to do with Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Except Ciaran Hinds, who played Captain Frederick Wentworth in the 1995 adaptation of the novel is starring as John Franklin. IMDB says he’s in all 10 episodes, but the questions is, will he be alive for all those episodes?

I’m not usually a fan of horror but I do have a thing for AMC’s, The Walking Dead, and I watched both seasons of Netflix’s The Frankenstein Chronicles a few weeks ago. (It’s bloody beyond reason, and Season One is FAR superior to Season two so be warned.) I’ll give The Terror a couple of episodes to persuade me of its worth.

The publicity photo below still has me laughing. I’m pushing away all sorts of unkind Frederick-in-the-future sorts of memes.


“I call him Walter. Don’t tell my wife.”


Set in 1847. A crew of a Royal Naval expedition is sent to find the Arctic’s treacherous Northwest Passage but instead discovers a monstrous predator, a cunning and vicious Gothic horror that stalks the ships in a desperate game of survival, the consequences of which could endanger the region and its native people forever. Written by AMC


4 thoughts on “A Gothic Persuasion

  1. Susan Kaye Post author

    We shall have to see what the fine minds at AMC come up with. And these days, the bounds of genres are pretty wide and extraordinarily elastic. I am looking forward to the monkey. Thanks for commenting, Vesper.


      1. Susan Kaye Post author

        I still laugh looking at it. I’m wondering if this horror will go the way of The Shining and the captain winds up talking to the monkey. “Come here, Walter, you nasty beasty. What will we do?”

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