I’m going to need a hot cup of tea to watch this.
If, like me, you find the coldest climates of our planet endlessly fascinating, you are in for a treat! New BBC Two drama, Northern water, will travel back in time to the late 1850s, to tell the fictional story of a brutal whaling expedition in the Arctic.
Set in Hull and on the Arctic sea ice, the five-part series tells the story of Patrick Sumner, a disgraced former military surgeon who enlists as a doctor on a ship bound for the North Pole.
But soon after the ship’s voyage to North Water Polynya in today’s Canada, Patrick begins to run into his unstable teammates who each have their own dark agendas to join the expedition.
The series premiered on AMC in the US earlier this year, and the stars Skins’ Jack O’Connell as Patrick, and Hollywood mainstay Colin Farrell as evil harpooner Henry Drax.
A lot of Northern Water ‘Scouting work took place mainly in the Arctic, shooting at the frozen seas north of the Svalbard archipelago. It is believed to be the northernmost point that a drama series has ever filmed before!
Northern water will air on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer at 9:30 p.m. on Friday 10 September. The five-part series will be available as a set on BBC iPlayer and broadcast weekly on BBC Two.
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