In the Kingdom of Ice is a white-knuckle tale of Arctic exploration and survival in the late nineteenth century—a time when the world was obsessed with one of the last unmapped areas of the globe, the North Pole.

In search of a news sensation at the end of the 1870s, the eccentric and stupendously wealthy owner of The New York Herald funded an official U.S. naval expedition to reach the Pole, choosing as its captain a young officer named George Washington De Long. De Long led a team of 32 men deep into uncharted Arctic waters, carrying the aspirations of a young country burning to become a world power.

With twists and turns worthy of a thriller, In The Kingdom of Ice is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination in the most unforgiving territory on Earth. Having acquired the television and motion picture rights to this New York Times bestselling book by Hampton Sides, Atalaya has partnered with FremantleMedia to produce an epic limited series.

The project will be written by Emmy-Award winning screenwriter Kirk Ellis (John Adams) and acclaimed director David Petrarca (Game of Thrones, Marco Polo, Boardwalk Empire) will direct.


Hampton Sides Website

Kirk Ellis IMDB

David Petrarca IMDB

FreMantle Media