Colin Farrell will play gruff and unhinged crew member Henry Drax on a ship's expedition to the Arctic.

The trailer for period drama/thriller 'The North Water' has been released ahead of its arrival in the States on TV network AMC later this month. The series will be available on BBC Two on this side of the Atlantic in the autumn.

A few weeks ago, we had our first look at the series when pictures of the cast were released. Joining Colin Farrell in his first TV series since 'True Detective' will be 'Skins' and 'Jungleland' star Jack O’Connell, and Stephen Graham from 'Line of Duty'.

'The North Water' is based on the highly-acclaimed 2016 novel by Ian McGuire, and will be made up of five episodes. It'll tell the story of Patrick Sumner (O’Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon, who joins a ship’s whaling expedition from Hull in England to the Arctic during the 1850s. However, not all is as it seems, and Sumner eventually realises that the true purpose of this adventure isn't what he thought it was.

As you can see in the trailer below, the series will see Farrell and O'Connell's characters not see eye-to-eye, creating what looks to be an immersive and tense drama all about surviving while on a ship in the middle of nowhere, with a crew who are becoming increasingly deranged.

Filming began on the series in 2019, and the cast and production team sailed as far as 81 degrees north to film sequences in the icy ocean. Allegedly, it's the furthest point north that a drama series has ever filmed before.

Expect a concrete release date from the BBC very soon. Here's 'The North Water' trailer.