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"Fortitude" (TV show) is a drama series on Pivot that centers around the titular town that is a place like nowhere else. Although surrounded by the savage beauty of the Arctic landscape, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now.

In such a close-knit community a murder touches everyone and the unsettling horror of this crime threatens the future of the town itself.

Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer) is the local head of police. Dan leads a world class search and rescue team but now finds himself investigating the brutal and shocking murder of a British research scientist. And he is forced to work alongside DCI Morton (Stanley Tucci), a British detective who's just flown into Fortitude. As the search for the killer proceeds and the list of suspects grows, each cop finds compelling reasons to mistrust the other.

And as the endless summer nights give way once more to the Arctic darkness this apparently idyllic community struggles to make sense of the murderous terror that's been let loose in its heart.

The cast includes Stanley Tucci ("The Lovely Bones," "The Hunger Games"), Michael Gambon ("Harry Potter," "The King's Speech"), Christopher Eccleston ("Thor: The Dark World," "Lucan"), Sofie Gråbøl ("The Killing"), Richard Dormer ("Game of Thrones," "Good Vibrations"), Jessica Raine ("Call the Midwife," "The Woman in Black"), Luke Treadaway ("Clash of the Titans"), Nicholas Pinnock ("Top Boy") and Johnny Harris ("This Is England").

Pivot's "Fortitude" is produced by Fifty Fathoms Productions, which sits under the umbrella of Tiger Aspect and Endemol, for Sky Atlantic HD in the UK and Pivot in the USA. International distribution is handled by Sky Vision. The series is created, written, and executive produced by Simon Donald ("Low Winter Sun"). Jeff Skoll and Holly Hines serve as executive producers for Pivot. Patrick Spence and Frith Tiplady serve as executive producers for Fifty Fathoms and Tiger Aspect. Anne Mensah and Cameron Roach serve as executive producers for Sky Atlantic. The series was filmed on location in Iceland and the UK.


Network: Pivot
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: January 29, 2015
Seasons: 2
Production Companies:
Fifty Fathoms Productions
Tiger Aspect
Sky Atlantic

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