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Sky Atlantic recommissions Fortitude

Sky Atlantic recommissions Fortitude
Staff Reporter
09 April 2015

Sky Atlantic has commissioned a second series of drama Fortitude.

The creative team behind Fortitude will return with Simon Donald writing a brand new 10 part story set again in the Arctic town.  Fifty Fathom’s Patrick Spence and Frith Triplady will return as Executive Producers. Cast will be announced at a later date.

According to Sky, the series so far averages 1.69m cumulative viewers, making Fortitude Sky Atlantic’s most successful original commission.

Fortitude is also Sky Vision’s most successful show to date, selling to over 100 broadcasters around the world, including ABC Australia, Superchannel Canada, OTE Greece and Canal+ France.  Sky Vision will again handle international distribution for the series.

Zai Bennett, Channel Director, Sky Atlantic, said: “Simon Donald created a unique and unsettling story which, week after week, has captivated our customers.”

Fortitude launched in the US through Participant Media’s television network, Pivot who are confirmed to return to co-produce the second series.

Fifty Fathoms and Tiger Aspect will produce the 10x60' drama with Sky Atlantic.  Executive producers for Fifty Fathoms/Tiger Aspect are Patrick Spence (Marvellous, Five Minutes of Heaven), Simon Donald (Low Winter Sun) and Frith Tiplady (Ripper Street, Peaky Blinders).  For Sky Atlantic, executive producers are Anne Mensah and Lizzie Gray.

Sky’s slate of original drama includes: Sky 1’s Raymond Briggs’ classic Fungus the Bogeyman; and Apocalypse Slough, starring Mathew Baynton; Sky Atlantic’s The  Last  Panthers, the crime drama written by Jack Thorne and starring Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim and John Hurt; Sky Living’s The Five, created by author Harlan Coben; Enfield Haunting starring Timothy Spall, Matthew MacFadyen and Juliet Stevenson and Sky Arts’ Birthday, written by Joe Penhall.

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