The North Water: Miniseries

The North Water: Miniseries

The North Water: Miniseries

Colin Farrell and Jack O' Connell (Unbroken) lead this five-episode miniseries set on a whaling ship, where a journey to the Arctic becomes a fight for survival.

Henry Drax (Farrell) is a harpooner and brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world, who will set sail on a whaling expedition to the Arctic with Patrick Sumner (O'Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s doctor. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a harsh struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland.

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EPISODE 1.1
2 November 2021

Behold the Man

Patrick Sumner, hoping to escape the horrors of his past, finds himself on an ill-fated journey to the arctic that throws him into the path of brutish harpooner Henry Drax.

EPISODE 1.2
2 November 2021

We Men Are Wretched Things

Sumner's adventure turns into a nightmare when one of the crew is murdered. There's no proof, but Sumner can't escape a feeling that Henry Drax is the true culprit.

EPISODE 1.3
2 November 2021

Homo Homini Lupus

A discovery by Sumner sends Drax into a murderous rage. Cavendish proves crucial in Baxter and Brownlee's plan. An arctic storm rages and threatens the safety of the ship's crew.

EPISODE 1.4
2 November 2021

The Devils of the Earth

Drax has a daring opportunity to escape, but must convince Cavendish to help him. Otto's vision coming to life, Sumner hunts a bear, but strays too far into icy oblivion.

EPISODE 1.5
2 November 2021

To Live Is to Suffer

After healing in a missionary cabin, Sumner returns to Hull to demand money from Baxter to start a new life. Can he outrun his demons, and has he really seen the last of Henry Drax?

The North Water: Miniseries / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Strong performances and stunning locations butt up against a familiar nautical tale.

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Variety

Variety

A bracing plunge into inhumanity that’ll stick with you after its running time melts away.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

(The North Water) wastes too much effort trying to discover profound significance rather than fortifying its lacklustre characters.

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IGN

IGN

The main characters are easily distinguishable and the story is a very human one without losing any pulpy intensity.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Perhaps a little longer and a little more restrained than it needed to be.

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Decider

Decider

Farrell has played a variety of roles in his career, but seeing him play Drax still feels like a welcome departure from his norm.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

This might be Farrell's best work yet.

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