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Fortitude: Season Two Not Cancelled Because of Pivot Closing

19 August 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

While Participant Media is shutting down its Pivot TV channel, the second season of Sky Atlantic's Fortitude TV show, which Pivot co-produces, will not be cancelled. TVWise reports the second season is "well into" post-production. Sky Vision will shop Fortitude to other Us networks.Fortitude stars: Richard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl, Darren Boyd, Verónica Echegui, and Sienna Guillory. Dennis Quaid, Michelle Fairley, Parminder Nagra, Robert Sheehan, and Ken Stott join Fortitude in season two. Patrick Spence, Simon Donald, Faye Dorn, Frith Tiplady, Anne Mensah, and Lizzie Gray executive produce.Read More… »

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Watch a trailer for season 2 of Fortitude

28 June 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A teaser trailer has arrived online for the second season of the critically-acclaimed Arctic drama series Fortitude; watch it below after the official synopsis…

Fortitude is a place like nowhere else. Surrounded by the savage beauty of the frozen landscape, the small town in the Arctic Circle is one of the safest towns on earth. There had never been a violent crime until one brutal murder revealed a much larger story lying deep beneath this seemingly quiet town.

After last year, Fortitude will never be the same again. As the town’s residents endeavor to rebuild their lives, a fresh new murder rocks the town and plunges it into turmoil oncemore. Meanwhile, out in the stunning icy wilderness, nature is growing more unpredictable, deadly, and dangerous.

In Fortitude, nothing, and no one, is ever what they seem.

Golden Globe-nominated Dennis Quaid (The Art of More, Far From Heaven), Parminder Nagra (The Blacklist, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Chilling First Trailer For Fortitude Season 2 Emerges Online

27 June 2016 2:26 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

An enviable cast of acting heavyweights and a bitter, ice-cold setting wasn’t enough to salvage the inaugural season of Fortitude, Sky Atlantic’s Icelandic thriller that had Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston et al. peeling back the layers of a chilling mystery in the Arctic Circle.

As confirmed by Empire, Dennis Quaid enters the fray in season 2 in the part of Michael Lennox, and today’s first teaser tees up another confounding conundrum peppered with breathtaking environment shots and some supernatural elements tossed in for good measure. Cut off from the rest of society, the isolated town of Fortitude makes for a chilling breeding ground for all manner of psychological horror. 

With Tucci, Gambon and Eccleston all on board once more, Fortitude also makes room for Jessica Raine, Richard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl and Johnny Harris.

Hatched by writer-actor Simon Donald, Fortitude simply oozes atmosphere, drawing inspiration from the »

- Michael Briers

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Dennis Quaid Joins "Fortitude" In S2 Trailer

27 June 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Launching last year on both Sky Atlantic in the UK and Pivot in the Us, the Arctic Circle-set mystery thriller "Fortitude" scored good notices for its tale of a murder in a part English, part Norwegian community.

Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston, Jessica Raine, Richard Dormer, Sofie Grabol and Johnny Harris starred in the series and though ratings weren't great, they were enough to greenlight a second season which is currently slated to hit in early 2017.

Today, the first trailer is out for the second season and confirms the involvement of Dennis Quaid in this outing. Others onboard for the second round including Michelle Fairley ("Game of Thrones"), Robert Sheehan ("Misfits"), Ken Stott ("The Hobbit") and Parminder Nagra ("E.R.") along with returnees like Grabol, Luke Treadaway and Mia Jexen. Check it out below:

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- Garth Franklin

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Game of Thrones – Season 6 Episode 8 Review – No One

14 June 2016 10:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

No One

Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

Directed by Mark Mylod

Arya

With a title like ‘No One’, you’d be forgiven this week’s Game of Thrones might throw quite the focus on Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), a girl who just can’t live up to the episode title, try as she might. I almost wrote an article last week about the theories surrounding just how Arya might get out of being stabbed by The Waif (Faye Marsay), the most appealing being that it wasn’t really Arya at all, but the simplest explanation turns out to be the most accurate in the end – it *was* Arya, she’s doing some serious bleeding, and only her old mate Lady Crane (Essie Davis) can help her out. Some may have questioned the whole point of Arya’s arc in Season Six, and while there’s no question they’ve stretched a five-episode story for Arya out to almost twenty, the point was sold with Crane’s assistance; Arya seeing the mummers show about the recent history of Westeros was the catalyst for Arya truly rejecting the life of a Faceless Man, though in truth the Waif and indeed Jaqen’s (Tom Wlaschiha) actions have proven they’re not quite as ‘nobody’ as they like to make out. The Waif finally gets hers, after turning into a T-Waif000 (props to Simon Columb for the comparison), and it appears Arya’s rebirth as a Lady of Winterfell could well have been Jaqen’s sneaky plan all along.

In any event, a girl is no longer no one, and she’s finally heading back home. The big question now is who she visits when she gets there. Jon? Sansa? Cersei?

Jaime

One concern among fans of George R.R Martin’s books in the last few seasons has been the stalled progress of Jaime Lannister’s (Nikolai Coster-Waldau) transition from loathsome, handsome bastard, into a genuinely honourable, flawed warrior. The long period he was running around Westeros with Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) did a great deal to fashion Jaime into more than just a slicker version of his father Tywin – he lost a hand, lost some faith in his family, and learned a few points of honour from big Brienne. Then he came home, got involved in Lannister politics, had a little holiday with Bronn (Jerome Flynn) in sunny Dorne, and this year has felt landlocked in the Kings Landing troubles – until being sent to Riverrun (Westeros’ version of Coventry), and this episode spends a good deal of time reminding us Jaime is actually a quite conflicted man. It’s been too long since he shot the shit with Brienne, and while being reminded of their touching, sort of in love with each other, sort of respect each other dynamic was terrific, his scenes with Edmure Tully (Tobias Menzies) are the most illuminating; Jaime still has the Lannister steel, still wants to be more than the Kingslayer, but equally he lacks the cruelty of his sister – why else would he let Brienne sail away? It might be the last thing he does for her, and one of the best things in the long run given he sends her packing with some Valyrian steel.

What happens next to the Lannister Lion is the most interesting question. Now he’s sorted out Riverrun for the Freys, he can’t exactly rock back up at Kings Landing given the High Sparrow manipulated Tommen into giving him the bullet, but where else can he go? Who is he? What purpose does he now serve? It could well be choosing violence alongside his sister…

Cersei

Speaking of, things just keep going from bad to worse for the deposed Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. Last week Cersei (Lena Headey) got her arse handed to her by the cutting savagery (and truth) of the Queen of Thorns, and her sage claims that Cersei has ‘lost’ the game ever more seemed to be confirmed this time around, as Cersei loses her vital ace in the hole. See, she’s not panicked too much at her loss of status, house arrest in the Red Keep, and being face palmed out of the King’s Council because she knew she’d win the ‘trial by combat’ the Faith had promised her, for she has Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane (Hafbor Julius Bjornsson). Not just Clegane, but an undead FrankenMountain who this week gets the baddest kill possibly since he squashed Oberyn Martell’s head in Season Four. Now Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman), under the brainwashing of the Sparrow, has barred the practice of the trial and taken that away – Cersei will be tried by, y’know, an actual system of justice and stuff. Under those circumstances, she’s fucked and she knows it. No trial made up of Faith prosecutors & jury will acquit Cersei’s treacherous, adulterous, murderous ways; she’ll be hanging from the Sept naked or spending the rest of her life in a dark hole before she knows it.

Or will she? Cersei may not have an ace anymore, but her creepy Maester Qyburn (Anton Lesser) *does* it appears. Could he have remembered the Lannisters still have a metric fuckton of Targaryen made wildfire lurking under Kings Landing? Could Cersei decide that if she’s lost, then they all lose? And crucially, will she need to kill her last living child to escape justice?

The Hound

From one Clegane to another, and hands up if you’re still dancing the magic dance that Sandor ‘the Hound’ Clegane (Rory McCann) has risen from the dead and is once again cutting people to ribbons. People have gone nuts this last week that we’re racing towards the legendary ‘Cleganebowl’ theory Fucking Confirmed, but while ‘No One’ puts the brakes on the clear way that could happen soon (thanks to Tommen’s decree), the fact the Hound could well be stacking up with Robin Hood—sorry Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) and his merry men, the Brotherhood Without Banners, suggests we may still be on course for a fight so epic it makes Jon Snow vs the Night King look like a playpen fracas. Some wondered if the Brotherhood may have gone native after last week, but it turns out Lem Lemoncloak (Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson) and his shower of bastards had simply become what Dondarrion split off to fight against, and the Hound could actually be heading North to help out in the fight against the White Walkers. Let’s face it, he has being slightly undead in common with Dondarrion, who very much has a lot of undead in common with Jon, so North seems like a logical destination – especially now the war in the Riverlands is very much over.

The Hound continues to transform, however, from a cold hearted monster into an exciting anti-hero we can cheer for as he slices the heads of murderers open with his axe. He still has a long way to go, but whichever direction he heads in, one hopes he’ll continue being glorious. Just don’t forget Cleganebowl, guys. That has to happen.

Tyrion

We haven’t seen much of everyone’s favourite Imp lately, and that’s because everything seemed to be coming up roses for our Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), didn’t it? He’d consolidated his position in Meereen as saviours of the city from the slavers, forged an alliance between three cities, smacked down the Sons of the Harpy terrorists, and he’s even getting close to giving Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) and Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) a personality. Like all good things, it couldn’t last forever though, could it? Firstly Varys (Conleith Hill), his old mucker, sees the writing on the wall and undoubtedly cooks up a secret mission to Westeros so he can get the hell out before it all crumbles down – much as he bromances Tyrion a bit, be under no illusion he knew what was coming and now Tyrion must face the consequences of his over-confident actions as a final piece from Martin’s book, A Dance of Dragons, is finally being adapted – the Siege of Meereen. Thankfully he’ll have Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), her dragons and a Dothraki army to help sort things out, as she strides in to save the day, but his attempt at governance very much fell flat on its face. Tyrion will need to lick his wounds and with Dany admit they failed in what they tried to do.

Is this it, then? Is this finally finally finally the point Daenerys decides “fuck this, Meereen isn’t worth it, it’s time to hit up Kings Landing?”. It looks that way. We can assume the Ironborn may well help get her out of the siege & provide the ships her army needs to get across the Narrow Sea too but, at last, Dany & Tyrion may be coming home to roost…

On the whole, ‘No One’ has divided opinion among the fandom. Some have called it out as S6 at its weakest point, and there’s an argument for that – it wrong foots just when you feel you know where some of it may be going, it cheats in a few places like the shameful lack of an on-screen death for the badass Blackfish, and it at times feels like it’s wasting valuable minutes we need to advance a dozen other stories. It may well end up though, retrospectively, one of the better episodes – less about rapid plot, more about important character beats. So let’s give it the benefit of the doubt slightly, and just know the next two… if they don’t blow the roof off, then this man really is no one…

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Melisandre's Prayer Translated from Game of Thrones Episode 6.2

3 May 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you haven't watched Sunday night's epic Game of Thrones episode yet, be warned, there will be plenty of Spoilers below. During the new episode Home, the red priestess Melisandre (Carice Van Houten) uttered a unique prayer during a pivotal scene that will have Game of Thrones fans talking for weeks and months on end. The prayer itself was spoken in the Valyrian language, but thanks to some cunning linguists, we have a translation of this prayer below. This is your last chance to avoid spoilers, so turn back now if you haven't watched Home yet.

In the months that followed the Season 5 finale, where Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was brutally murdered by his own Night's Watch brothers, many had wondered if the red priestess Melisandre would be able to use her mystical powers to bring Snow back to life. We had seen one of her colleagues, the red priest »

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Kit Harington Says This Is Jon Snow's Biggest Season of Game of Thrones

2 May 2016 4:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After months of speculation, the truth about Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was finally revealed in last night's episode of Game of Thrones, "Home". As you well know, this beloved character was brutally killed in the Season 5 finale, Mother's Mercy, by the treacherous Aliser Thorne (Owen Teale) and a number of other Night's Watch brothers, which lead to several fan theories surfacing about whether or not Jon Snow is really dead, or if he could be resurrected at all. Now that this epic episode has finally aired, Kit Harington can finally speak about the fact that Jon Snow lives, but be warned, if you haven't seen last night's episode, there will be plenty of Spoilers below.

One of the most prevalent fan theories regarding Jon Snow centered on "The Red Woman" herself, Melisandre. We saw in Season 3 that another high priest, Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye), used his abilities to bring »

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Game of Thrones Episode 6.3 Preview: Oathbreaker

2 May 2016 12:07 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Season 6 of Game of Thrones continued tonight with "Home", which may go down in the show's history as one of the most memorable episodes. Following this epic episode, HBO has released a new preview for Episode 3, "Oathbreaker", which teases a number of intriguing developments for next week's episode. We also have a number of behind-the-scenes previews which shed more light on "Home". If you haven't seen this episode yet, there will be Massive Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

The Season 5 finale, "Mother's Mercy", ended with the brutal killing of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), who was murdered in cold blood by Aliser Thorne (Owen Teale) and several other brothers of the Night's Watch. Many fans had speculated that the priestess Melisandre (Carice Van Houten) may be able to use her magical powers to bring Snow back from the dead, since another high priest, Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye »

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Game of Thrones Fans Are Freaking Out About Sunday's Shocker

1 May 2016 8:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Game of Thrones is only two episodes into season 6 - but the show has already dropped quite the bombshell. Warning: This story contains spoilers for Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, "Home."At the end of Sunday's episode, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) opens his eyes with help from Melisandre (Carice Van Houten), who (apparently) has brought him back to life. Jon's death in the season 5 finale has been among the most debated plotlines in the show's history - with many fans doubting he would was really dead (or that he would stay that way). The series is known for its shocking deaths, »

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Game of Thrones Fans Are Freaking Out About Sunday's Shocker

1 May 2016 8:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Game of Thrones is only two episodes into season 6 - but the show has already dropped quite the bombshell. Warning: This story contains spoilers for Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, "Home."At the end of Sunday's episode, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) opens his eyes with help from Melisandre (Carice Van Houten), who (apparently) has brought him back to life. Jon's death in the season 5 finale has been among the most debated plotlines in the show's history - with many fans doubting he would was really dead (or that he would stay that way). The series is known for its shocking deaths, »

- Aaron Couch

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Melisandre's Big Twist Explained by Game of Thrones Director

25 April 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In the nine long months that spanned between the Season 5 finale and last night's Season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones, countless theories and rumors spread throughout the Internet that covered everything from the fates of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), to the return of Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) and much more. Just a few weeks ago, HBO finally revealed the title of the Season 6 premiere, The Red Woman, an obvious reference to Melisandre (Carice Van Houten). Now we finally know why the episode was entitled The Red Woman, with the final moments revealing a shocking twist, which director Jeremy Podeswa and actress Carice Van Houten speak about in a new interview. Be warned, if you didn't watch The Red Woman last night, there will be massive Spoilers below.

We last saw Melisandre towards the end of the Season 5 premiere, as she was returning to Castle Black, »

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First look at Dennis Quaid in Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude: Season 2

31 March 2016 12:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Thanks to Sky Atlantic, we have our first look at Dennis Quaid in the upcoming second season of their superb Fortitude.

The danger-filled arctic thriller has been in production since January 2016, and will see cast members Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing), and Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones) return, as well as Dennis Quaid (Far From Heaven) who is playing a new character in the second instalment of the show.

With more chilling and fast moving plot twists, this ambitious horror thriller set against the stunning Arctic wilderness.

Check out the first look of Dennis Quaid in the new season above. Fortitude returns to our screens later in the year.

The post First look at Dennis Quaid in Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude: Season 2 appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

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Watch: Start The Clock For The New U.S. Trailer For Jerzy Skolimowski's '11 Minutes'

24 March 2016 2:24 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A lot can happen in eleven minutes. It can mean the difference between sleeping in and missing your bus to work. You could use that time to listen to Led Zeppelin's "In My Time Of Dying." It's also the length of time that could lead you to overcooking your pasta. But for director Jerzy Skolimowski, "11 Minutes" is the framework of his upcoming movie. Starring Richard Dormer, Paulina Chapko, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Dawid Ogrodnik, and Andrzej Chyra, the movie presents its slices of narrative in eleven-minute segments, all of them overlapping and interlocking in a town square in Warsaw. Here's the synopsis:  In the span of eleven tense minutes, a whirlwind of interlocking tales of life in the surveillance age unfold in this stylish, propulsive thriller from acclaimed director Jerzy Skolimowski (Deep End, Essential Killing). In a city square in Warsaw, a sleazy film director “auditions” a married actress in a »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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TV News: Cards, Fortitude, Mech, Confirmation

2 February 2016 8:26 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

House of Cards

Joel Kinnaman ("Suicide Squad," "The Killing") has joined Netflix's political drama "House of Cards" for the upcoming fourth season which premieres March 4th.

It's unclear who Kinnaman is playing, but he joins season four newcomers including Neve Campbell and Colm Feore. This marks Kinnaman's first TV role since The Killing ended two years ago. [Source: The Live Feed]

Fortitude

Dennis Quaid, Michelle Fairley ("Game of Thrones"), Ken Stott ("The Lord of the Rings"), Robert Sheehan ("Misfits") and Parminder Nagra ("The Blacklist") have joined the cast of Pivot and Sky Atlantic's Arctic Circle mystery drama "Fortitude" for its second season.

The gang joins returning cast members Sofie Grabol, Richard Dormer, Luke Treadaway, Sienna Guillory, Darren Boyd, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, and Mia Jexen. In the film, a fresh murder rocks the community and plunges it into turmoil. [Source: The Live Feed]

Mech X-4

Disney Xd has given a series order to the live-action sci-fi comedy series »

- Garth Franklin

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