Pivot and Sky Atlantic have ordered a second season of its Arctic crime drama “Fortitude”. Simon Donald, who wrote all thirteen episodes for the critically praised first season, returns to write and executive produce season two.
The current first season is slated to close out its run this week.
Stanley Tucci stars as a British police detective who travels to the icy climes to investigate the brutal murder of a scientist. He becomes embroiled in intrigue as he teams with reluctant partner Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer) to find the killer. Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston and Sofie Grabol also star.
In other renewal news, FOX has picked up comedy series “The Last Man on Earth” for a second season. The Will Forte-led series is the season’s No. 1 new comedy among Adults 18-34 and Men 18-49.