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Back in October last year Screenterrier hosted a casting call for a lead regular role in a new Sky Atlantic 12 episode drama series Fortitude which is centered on a mysterious death in the Arctic Circle.
Fortitude is described as 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, mysterious horror of this crime threatens the future of the town itself.
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Stanley Tucci, Christopher Eccleston, Michael Gambon, Sofie Gråbøl, Jessica Raine, Johnny Harris, Richard Dormer, Luke Treadaway And Nicholas Pinnock (takes a breath) have all been announced to join the new 12 part hour-long drama.
Fortitude follows the story of a mysterious death that takes place in the “safest place” of the Arctic Circle. Tucci and Dormer will team up as the Police force in the town, while Gråbøl will play the town’s conflicted governor Hildur Odegard. It will be shot in Iceland and the UK.
Julia Barry, Director of Sky Atlantic said this in a press statement:
“Our audience loves great, world-class story-telling and so Fortitude is a perfect fit for Sky Atlantic. We’re thrilled to welcome Stanley Tucci – in his first British »
- Lucy Cave
Sofie Gråbøl will leave her police badge behind for her role as the governor of a remote town in Sky Atlantic drama Fortitude
Gråbøl built a cult following in the UK playing detective inspector Sarah Lund in three series of The Killing on BBC4.
She will leave her police badge behind for her role as the governor of a remote town in the Sky Atlantic drama, dubbed "Broadchurch in the Arctic", a 12-part series that began filming this week in Iceland and the UK.
Gråbøl will also make her British theatre debut at this year's Edinburgh international festival in August, playing Queen Margaret in the third part of Rona Munro's new trilogy, The James Plays, which will later transfer to London's Olivier theatre. »
- John Plunkett
Fortitude centres on a mysterious death in the Arctic Circle and will be filmed in Iceland and the UK.
Surrounded by the savage beauty of the Arctic landscape, Fortitude is one of the safest places on earth, until a brutal murder threatens the future of the entire town.
Game of Thrones actor Dormer will play local chief of police Sheriff Dan Anderssen, with Tucci cast as his new partner - Dci Morton, a newcomer to the town.
The town's conflicted governor Hildur Odegard will be portrayed by The Killing star Gråbøl, with Gambon as Henry Tyson, a wildlife photographer with only weeks to live.
A month after Starz pulled out of its Fortitude co-production with Sky Atlantic, the drama from Simon Donald has announced an all-star cast for the drama series. Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston and Sofie Grabol will star in Sky Atlantic's Fortitude, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Additionally, Richard Dormer, Jessica Raine, Luke Treadaway, Nicholas Pinnock and Johnny Harris will co-star in the series, which will premiere on Sky Atlantic HD. Created and written by Donald (Low Winter Sun), the 13-episode Fortitude centers on how a violent murder of a British research scientist affects a close-knit community
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