AMC+ released today the official trailer and key art for the highly-anticipated world premiere of its latest Original series, The North Water.
Based on Ian McGuire‘s critically-acclaimed, best-selling novel of the same name, one of The New York Times Book Review‘s “10 Best Books of the Year” in 2016, The North Water is an immersive drama starring BAFTA winner Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Godless), Golden Globe® winner Colin Farrell (In Bruges, True Detective), and SAG Award winner 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 crew mates, 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.
Location work on The North Water took place primarily 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, that a drama series has ever filmed before.
Adapted and directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Looking), the five-part series features Gary Lamont (Outlander), Peter Mullan (Mum), and Tom Courtenay (Unforgotten).
The North Water, an AMC+ Original series, has its world premiere on Thursday, July 15, exclusively on AMC+. New episodes will debut weekly through August 12.
A production of See-Saw Films and Rhombus Media, and distributed internationally by BBC Studios, the drama will debut in the UK on BBC Two this fall.
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