The Terror glides its way onto BBC Two on March 3rd but just where was the horror series filmed? What filming locations were used?
Boasting an all-star cast, The Terror arrives on BBC Two and iPlayer on March 3rd, 2021.
Told through a fictional lens, the series follows the fabled lost expedition of Captain Sir John Franklin as his ships, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, become stuck in the polar sea ice.
But just where was The Terror filmed? What filming locations were used on the BBC series?
The Terror on BBC Two
Three years after its original airing on AMC in the US, The Terror arrives on BBC Two and iPlayer on March 3rd, 2021.
Season 1 of the horror anthology series tells the story of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition to the Arctic in the 1840s.
The fictionalised tale sees Franklin’s two ships, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror get stuck in the frozen sea ice where the crews quickly come to realise that they are being hunted by a murderous menace.
Where was The Terror filmed?
- Season 1 of The Terror was filmed in Hungary and Croatia.
Despite being set in the frozen arctic as Franklin’s expedition searches for the Northwest Passage, filming on the series actually took place in Europe.
Production on season 1 took place in April 2017, ready for the show’s debut on AMC in March 2018.
The bulk of filming took place in Budapest in Hungary which provided the location for much of the series’ studio filming.
It is here where many of the frozen arctic scenes are filmed as much of the polar sea ice was, in fact, digitally added in post-production.
One of the actual physical locations we see in the series is the rocky island of Pag which can be found off the coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea.
This location can be seen most predominantly towards the end of season 1.
Croatia’s Pag island may not be a well-known filming location but it has hosted film crews for the 2018 films Ibiza and F20 as well as Amazon’s The Grand Tour which visited the island in its second series.
The Terror begins on BBC Two at 9pm on March 3rd while all episodes of season 1 are expected to be added to BBC iPlayer.