A limited series following an ex-army surgeon who becomes the doctor on an ill-fated whaling ship.
Patrick Sumner is a disgraced ex-army surgeon from England who signs up to be the doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic in the 1850s. Onboard he meets Henry Drax, a brutish harpooner whose amorality matches the harshness of his world.
As the true purpose of the trip becomes clear, the two men butt heads, leading them on a journey far from shore and beyond the safe moorings of civilization.
Based on Ian McGuire's novel of the same name.