BBC One Releases ‘The Whale’ Trailer Featuring Martin Sheen

American actor Martin Sheen (The West Wing) is narrating the harrowing adventure drama The Whale for BBC One. The network has released the first stirring trailer featuring Sheen recalling the fateful voyage his character made as a young man.

“I only saw one thing– adventure,” says Sheen. His attitude will likely change over the course of the drama which is set to involve whale death, shipwrecks and more. Check out the trailer below. Do you think the sea-themed tale will be worth a look this holiday season?

The Whale premieres Christmas 2013 on BBC One. The drama does not yet have an American distrubutor.