'Sky's most ambitious drama to date'

FORTITUDE is a 12 x 1 hour co-production with Sky Atlantic, described by Sky as ‘their most ambitious drama to date’. Created and written by Simon Donald (Low Winter Sun), the series transmitted in early 2015, exclusively on Sky Atlantic (9pm GMT) and Pivot (10pm ET) in the US. The second series is due to commence filming in 2016.

Executive Producers are Patrick Spence, Simon Donald and Frith Tiplady for Fifty Fathoms, and Anne Mensah and Cameron Roach for Sky.

Fortitude is a place like nowhere else on Earth.  Surrounded by the savage beauty of the polar landscape, its future sparkling with the promise of Arctic opportunity, wealth and discovery, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now.

Sheriff Dan Anderssen is the local Head of Police. Dan leads a world class search and rescue team but now finds himself investigating the brutal and shocking murder of a British research scientist.

In such a close knit community a murder touches all the inhabitants and the horror of this crime threatens the future of the town itself.

Sheriff Anderssen is  forced to work alongside Eugene Morton, a detective who’s just flown from Britain into Fortitude. As the search for the killer proceeds, each cop finds compelling reasons to suspect and mistrust the other.

And as the endless summer nights give way once more to the cold Arctic darkness, this apparently idyllic community struggles to make sense of the murderous terror that’s been let loose in its heart.

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    Creator and Writer
    Simon Donald
    Executive Producers
    Patrick Spence, Simon Donald, Frith Tiplady, Anne Mensah and Cameron Roach
    Sam Miller, Richard Laxton, Hettie MacDonald and Nick Hurran
    Sofie Grabol, Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Richard Dormer, Chris Ecclestone, Luke Treadaway, Jessica Raine, Veronica Echegui, Nicholas Pinnock and Johnny Harris
    Sky Atlantic
    29th January 9pm
    Pivot TV
    29th January 10pm (ET)

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