British premium cable broadcaster Sky Atlantic has assembled an impressively talented international cast for its Arctic Circle-set crime thriller series “Fortitude”. Now, the trailer and a first clip from the Iceland-shot series has gone online.
Sofie Grabol, star of the original Danish crime series “The Killing” which has since seen many imitators, leads a cast that includes Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston, Luke Treadaway, Jessica Raine and Richard Dormer.
The story is set in one of the safest towns on earth, a town on the Arctic circle where there has never been a violent crime… until now. Dormer plays the local chief of police who investigates the crime alongside a visiting detective (Tucci). Grabol plays the town’s Governor, Gambon plays a terminally ill wildlife photographer, Eccleston a biologist in charge of a research center, and Treadaway a young scientist.
“Low Winter Sun” creator Simon Donald produces the twelve-episode series which premieres in January in the UK on Sky Atlantic and later in the year in the United States on Pivot.