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Fortitude (Sky Atlantic 2015, Sofie Gråbøl, Stanley Tucci)



Fortitude 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 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 Milton Caldwell, 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.

From Pivot’s press release, February 2016… Participant Media and Sky Atlantic announced today the new cast joining season two of the critically acclaimed drama series, “Fortitude.” Golden Globe(R) nominated Dennis Quaid (“The Art of More,” Far From Heaven), Parminder Nagra (“The Blacklist,” “ER”), Michelle Fairley (“Game of Thrones”), Robert Sheehan (“Misfits”), and Ken Stott (“The Missing”) have joined the cast of the chilling arctic thriller. Principal photography is already underway in London.

Season two of “Fortitude” will return to Participant Media’s television network, Pivot, and Sky Atlantic in Fall 2016. “We are thrilled to be working with Sky once again on this bold Arctic thriller, and to welcome these extraordinary actors into the cozy, twisted world of Fortitude,” said Belisa Balaban, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Pivot. “The second season promises another unexpected journey into this melting glacial landscape.” Viewers of the second season will enjoy a fast paced new story that will see the Arctic town gripped by explosive events. In Fortitude nothing, and noone, is ever what they seem. A fresh murder rocks the community and plunges it into turmoil. And out in the stunning icy wilderness, nature is growing even more unpredictable, deadly and dangerous.

Fortitude Season Two

Season 2 Details

Now, it’s back for a new and pacy series that sees Dennis Quaid (The Big Easy), Ken Stott (The Hobbit Trilogy) Parminder Nagra (The Blacklist), Robert Sheehan (Misfits) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) all join its stellar international cast. The parasite threat from season one has gone, but the residents are still fleeing the Arctic town in droves. Cut off from the mainland, those who remain in Fortitude battle on. However, in the wilderness, nature is growing restless and unpredictable. When the sky turns red, locals fear it is a bad omen for the town. Having disappeared after shooting Elena, Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer) is presumed dead. Vincent (Luke Treadaway) remains traumatised by his attack and Hildur (Sofie Grabol) struggles to hold on to her marriage, and her office. Eric (Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson) fails to step into Dan’s shoes, leaving Ingrid and Petra to police a fragile community.

New faces are pulled into Fortitude’s vortex, including Ingrid’s stepfather Michael (Quaid). A fisherman, he is desperate to raise funds to buy treatment for his dying wife, and desperate times call for desperate measures. At the research centre, ambitious newcomer Dr. Surinder Khatri (Nagra) spots an opportunity that encourages her to push both medical and ethical boundaries. Then, a horrendous death rocks Fortitude. What looks like a careless accident involving a snowplough turns out to be a barbaric murder. As the police team investigate, a strange new figure appears hell-bent on destroying an evil spirit he believes has descended upon Fortitude and its inhabitants. There’s a demon amongst the herd and it has to be stopped, no matter what the consequences…

Fortitude Season 2 Episode 1

Christopher Eccleston (season 1)
Jessica Raine (season 1)
Johnny Harris
Luke Treadaway
Sienna Guillory
Michael Gambon (season 1)
Nicholas Pinnock (season 1)
Richard Dormer
Sofie Gråbøl
Stanley Tucci (season 1)
Ken Stott (season 2)
Dennis Quaid (season 2)

key behind the scenes crew
Anne Mensah as Executive Producer
Anne Mensah as Executive Producer
Cameron Roach as Executive Producer
Frith Tiplady as Executive Producer
Holly Hines as Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll as Executive Producer
Patrick Spence as Executive Producer
Simon Donald as Creator/Executive Producer

show type
horror drama

broadcast from

network and production companies
Sky Atlantic – Pivot – Fifty Fathoms – Tiger Aspect Productions



Liberty Crossing (go90 2018, Ashley Argota, Adam Faison)




Liberty Crossing

In espionage tinged sitcom Liberty Crossing, a somewhat hopeless young intelligence analyst at the National Counterterrorism Center must untangle a terror plot whilst finding his feet amongst the office’s petty backstabbing and bureaucracy – while also dealing with his interfering family.

Liberty Crossing Cast

Ashley Argota as Abigail Abaya
Adam Faison as Mohammed Fayed
Shelley Hennig as Carly Ambrose
Pete Ploszek as Steven Hathaway
Calum Worthy as Aaron Adelman

premiere date
8 January 2018 on go90

number of episodes
8×25 minute episodes

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Absentia (AXN 2017, Stana Katic, Patrick Heusinger)





Thriller series Absentia is about FBI agent Emily Byrne (Stana Katic) who, while hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers, disappears without a trace and is declared dead. Six years later, she is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman, she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders.

Stana Katic as Emily Byrne
Patrick Heusinger as Nick Durand
Cara Theobold as Alice Durand
Amber Agar as Ericsson
Angel Bonnani as Tommy Gibbs
Christopher Colquhoun as Agent Crown
Ralph Ineson as Adam Radford
Patrick McAuley as Flynn Durand
Borislava Stratieva as Violet
Neil Jackson as Jack Byrne

Matthew Cirulnick, Gaia Violo

premiere date
26 September 2017 on AXN

number of episodes
10×50 minute episodes

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Arctic Air (CBC 2012, Adam Beach, Pascale Hutton)




Arctic Air

Canadian TV show Arctic Air is a one-hour adventure series set in the booming Arctic, about a maverick airline and the unconventional family who runs it. On the ground, Bobby, the headstrong business partner, struggles to save the airline from crashing financially while Mel, the cantankerous co-owner, keeps his crew of pilots in the air. Caught in the crossfire is Mel’s hotshot pilot daughter Krista.

As the series progresses the character-based drama will deliver hard-hitting emotional stories – from the romantic entanglement of Bobby and Krista, to the conflicts that spark between Bobby and his competitors, his business partners and even his extended family. There’s a new gold rush heating up under the permafrost, and there are new fortunes of diamonds and oil to claim.

Adam Beach, Pascale Hutton, Kevin McNulty, Stephen Lobo, Carmen Moore, John Reardon, Timothy Webber, Emilie Ullerup, Tanaya Beatty,

Ian Weir, Michele McMahon

premiere date
11 January 2018 on CBC

number of episodes
35×50 minute episodes

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