Amazon Picks Up Arctic Noir Series ‘Fortitude’ (Exclusive)

The psychological thriller series, starring Dennis Quaid and Sofie Grabol, creatively aired in a U.S. on Participant’s Pivot TV, that shuttered final year.

Fortitude has a new U.S. home. 

The series, that was consecrated by Sky Atlantic in a U.K. and saw a initial deteriorate turn a compensate TV giant’s highest-rated strange drama, had depressed plant to a closure of a U.S. partner Pivot TV, that Participant Media suggested it would be shuttering final year only as a second deteriorate was in postproduction.

But now Amazon has motionless to enclose sleet boots and come on board, announcing Monday that deteriorate dual will turn an Amazon Original Series and premiere on Prime Video after this year.

Set in Arctic Norway, a 12-part initial deteriorate of a uncover churned murder mystery, psychological thriller and environmentalism themes, as a lethal different force was unleashed on a small, close community. It starred Sofie Grabol, Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Richard Dormer and Christopher Eccleston. Grabol and Dormer lapse for deteriorate two, that sees a uninformed murder once again stone a locals and thrust a city into turmoil, alongside new enlists Dennis Quaid, Ken Stott, Michelle Fairley, Parminder Nagra and Robert Sheehan.

“In Fortitude, a business will knowledge Dennis Quaid in a remarkably merciful role, assimilated by an garb expel that has resonated with audiences globally,” pronounced Joe Lewis, Amazon Studios’ conduct of comedy, play and VR. “We’re vehement to supplement such a pleasing and enthralling array to a originals slate.”

Added Jane Millichip, Sky Vision’s handling director: “Fortitude is high-end, addictive observation and ideally suits Amazon’s scripted portfolio. Amazon has been a penetrating believer of a array from a outset, carrying taken an SVOD window on deteriorate 1. We’re gay to now extend a attribute and make Amazon a home of a many successful returning Sky Atlantic strange play series.”

Both seasons of Fortitude were created by a show’s creator Simon Donald, with flourishing U.K. ensign Fifty Fathoms (Guerrilla, The A Word) producing. Donald exec constructed alongside Faye Dorn (Inspector George Gently) and Patrick Spence (The A Word), with Trevor Hopkins (Strike Back) and Susie Liggat (Doctor Who) portion as producers.