Sky Atlantic orders second series of Fortitude

Sky returns to the Arctic

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Sky Atlantic’s most successful original commission Fortitude, is returning for a 10-part second series.

Fortitude Series 1 recaps

Written by Simon Donald, the thrilling drama will return to the Arctic town for a brand new story. Casting is yet to be announced for the drama which will return in 2016.

Fortitude Series 1, starring Richard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl and Stanley Tucci launched in January 2015, premiering with 2.66m viewers and airing simultaneously across the world.

Zai Bennett, Channel Director, Sky Atlantic, said: “Simon Donald created a unique and unsettling story which, week after week, has captivated our customers.  I am absolutely delighted that we will be bringing Fortitude back next year with a story that promises to engage, challenge and enthral us all over again.“

Simon Donald, creator and lead writer adds “It’s a privilege to return to Fortitude. It’s a place where the real and the feared live side by side, where old dark secrets thaw out into the chill light of the arctic day. I’d never been anywhere like Fortitude before and I can’t wait to go back”.

Fortitude is produced by Fifty Fathoms and Tiger Aspect Productions.