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With its big budget and impressively all-star cast to boot, Fortitude, Sky Atlantic's new Arctic Thriller, has been on my radar for quite a while. I think the first promos aired back in November. Now, it's finally here. Fortitude premieres on Sky Atlantic on Thursday January 29th and promises murder, mystery and dark secrets and a forever chilling setting.
Described as perfect for fans of The Killing, Broadchurch and Twin Peaks, Fortitude boasts a very impressive award-winning ensemble cast including Michael Gambon, Stanley Tucci, Christopher Eccleston and The Killing's Sofie Grabol.
Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston, Sofie Grabol, Richard Dormer, Jessica Raine, Luke Treadaway, Nicholas Pinnock and Johnny Harris will star in the 12 hour thriller, which is centered on a mysterious death in the Arctic Circle and will be filmed in Iceland and the UK.
Fortitude is a place like nowhere else. Although surrounded by the savage beauty of the Arctic landscape, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now. In such a close-knit community a murder touches everyone and the unsettling, mysterious horror of this crime threatens the future of the town itself.
The local Chief of Police, Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Dormer), has to investigate alongside DCI Morton (Tucci), the detective who has flown into Fortitude so fast that questions are being asked about how much he knew, and when. As these two cops try to make sense of the killing, each finds compelling reasons to mistrust and suspect the other.
The murder is a catastrophe for Hildur Odegard (Grabol), the town's Governor. It threatens her ambitious plans to transform Fortitude from a mining town into a site for high-end tourism. And for Henry Tyson (Gambon), a wildlife photographer who only has weeks left to live, the murder is the catalyst to unearthing Fortitude's darkest secret.
Fortitude airs on Sky Atlantic in the UK and on Pivot in the US.
So, will you be watching?
* Additional information via sky.com.