AMC+’s The North Water Sneak Peek: ‘It Is a Grave Mistake to Think Too Much’

AMC+ has released a sneak peek for the limited series adaptation The North Water, featuring Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Godless) as Patrick Sumner contemplating his journey after signing up for a whaling expedition to the Arctic. Along with the BAFTA winner, the tension-filled mystery drama stars Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (In Bruges, True Detective) and SAG Award winner Stephen Graham (Line of Duty, Boardwalk Empire).

The AMC+ original series premieres today on the streamer, with new episodes debuting every Thursday through August 12.

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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.

Check out the sneak peek below:

The immersive drama based on the critically acclaimed, best-selling novel by Ian McGuire, is adapted and directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Looking).

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The North Water’s location work 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 a drama series has ever filmed before. From See-Saw Films, and Rhombus Media, distributed internationally by BBC Studios, The North Water will debut in the UK on BBC Two this fall.