New drama Fortitude is coming to Sky Atlantic HD next year.
Written by Simon Donald (Low Winter Sun), Fortitude is a crime series and is tipped for big things.
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.
Fortitude will be shot on location later in 2013 and will transmit on Sky Atlantic HD in the UK and Starz in the USA in 2014.