Trailer for AMC’s 1850s Arctic Whale Expedition Series THE NORTH WATER with Colin Farrell.

THE NORTH WATER

AMC+ has released an intense first trailer for its thrilling new series The North Water. The show is set in the late 1850s in the artic, and it stars Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Godless), Colin Farrell (In Bruges, True Detective), and Stephen Graham (Line of Duty, Boardwalk Empire).

Set in Hull, England, and on the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s, “the series follows the story of Patrick Sumner (O’Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. But the ferocity of the elements is matched by the violence of his crewmates, particularly Henry Drax (Farrell), a harpooner and distinctly brutal force of nature. As the true purpose of the expedition becomes clear, confrontation between the two men erupts, taking them on a journey far from solid ground and way beyond the safe moorings of civilization.”

The show is based on the best-selling novel by Ian McGuire, and it was adapted and directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Looking). The series was actually shot in the Arctic, “shooting on the frozen seas north of the Svalbard Archipelago. The cast and production team sailed as far as 81 degrees north to film sequences in the pack ice, the furthest point north it is believed a drama series has ever filmed before.”

The AMC+ original series will premiere on Thursday, July 15

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