The Tunnel returning to Sky Atlantic for third and final series

Karl and Elise return for final season!

Sky Atlantic drama The Tunnel is returning for a third and final series, titled The Tunnel: Vengeance.

The six-part Anglo-French crime drama, sees the return of stars Clémence Poésy and Stephen Dillane as detectives Karl Roebuck Dillane and Elise Wassermann, who amidst the hysteria around Brexit and a refugee crisis, are faced with the increasing threat and horror of terrorism and with far-right groups growing in power.

The Tunnel: Vengeance will see a toxic and terrifying duo whose hideous crimes see them take ever more dark and desperate measures to provoke the police into collaborating on their desperate endgame. Against this, is the backdrop of Karl’s fractured family life and a miscarriage of justice from Elise’s past that shakes her to her core.

The final instalment of The Tunnel is penned by lead writer Emilia Di Girolamo (Law & Order: UK).
With Brexit a real possibility, The Tunnel: Vengeance is set in Europe amidst hysteria around a refugee crisis, the increasing threat and horror of terrorism and with far-right groups growing in power.

Head of drama for Sky, Anne Mensah, said: “In The Tunnel: Vengeance we return to our incomparable English and French detective duo, Karl and Elise, examining questions which politically couldn’t be more pertinent This final instalment will be the perfect ending to the emotional journey we’ve been on across three fantastic series!”

Stephen Dillane said: “It is strange that this is the last time we’ll work together as Karl and Elise. It’s been nothing but a pleasure to work with Clemence, who is both a lovely woman and a beautiful actress. I expect that Emilia and the team at Kudos have a suitably devastating finale up their sleeve.”

Clémence Poésy said: “This final, bone-chilling chapter in Elise and Karl’s story sees Elise make shocking discoveries that shake her to her very core. Playing a character as nuanced and complicated as she is has been the greatest privilege and saying goodbye to her and the wonderful synergy I share with the incredible Stephen Dillane will not be easy.”

The Tunnel: Vengeance is produced by Kudos (Broadchurch, Spooks) and directed by Anders Engstrom and Giles Bannier.