Great news for all fans of Tobias Menzies out there: The “Outlander” actor has found one of his next roles, and this time it could come as a leading man.
Per a new report from Deadline, Menzies has been cast in the upcoming ten-episode straight-to-series adaptation of “The Terror,” based on the work of Dan Simmons. There is a slight monster-movie feel to this given that the series is set in 1847, and revolves around a Royal Navy expedition crew who is attacked by a mysterious entity while searching for the Northwest Passage. The story is a fictionalized version of accounts of Captain Sir John Franklin, per the website.
There are not too many details available as of yet as Menzies’ specific role, other than that he will be a member of the Royal Navy. It is confirmed to be a leading role, which is great in that it comes after years of him being a fantastic supporting player. He really should have been nominated for an Emmy in at least one of the first two seasons of the aforementioned Starz show, and he also has had notable roles on both “Game of Thrones” and also another AMC series in “The Night Manager.”
It’s a little early still to say too much more about this particular project, and given that we’re not a reader of the Diana Gabaldon books on which “Outlander” is based, we also cannot speak to his future on that show. (Granted, it’s possible that the writers of the series change things up from the books in the first place.)
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