News - April 9, 2015

Sky orders a second season of Fortitude
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Sky orders a second season of Fortitude

Sky has ordered a second series of crime drama Fortitude. 

The icy drama, which stars Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston, Jessica Raine and Sofie Gråbøl, was launched earlier this year and was expected to only last one season, but Sky have now ordered 10 further episodes. 

Speaking about the recommission, writer Simon Donald said: "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".

Sky Atlantic channel director Zai Bennett added: "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."

It is thought the recomission has been triggered by the show's success overseas, which has seen it sold to over 100 other broadcasters. 

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