A new BBC trailer for the Colin Farrell-starring Arctic drama The North Water has been released ahead of the series' premiere on BBC Two next month.

The 1850s-set series is directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Lean on Pete) and also stars Skins' Jack O'Connell and Line of Duty's Stephen Graham.

Colin Farrell as "distinctly brutal force of nature" Henry Drax in The North Water

The BBC says: "Based on the acclaimed novel by Ian McGuire, the five-part series tells the story of Patrick Sumner (O'Connell), a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship's doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic.

"But the ferocity of the elements is matched by the violence of his crew mates, with Drax (Farrell), a harpooner and distinctly brutal force of nature.

The North Water begins on BBC Two on Friday, 10 September at 9:30pm

"As the true purpose of the expedition becomes clear, confrontation between the two men erupts, taking them on a journey far from solid ground and beyond the safe moorings of civilisation."

"The cast and production team sailed as far as 81 degrees north to film sequences in the pack ice, the furthest point north it is believed a drama series has ever filmed before," the BBC adds.

The BBC says filming "took place primarily in the Arctic, shooting on the frozen seas north of the Svalbard Archipelago"

The North Water begins on BBC Two on Friday, 10 September at 9:30pm.

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