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'Fortitude' Starts Tonight - But Is It Just 'The Killing' MK 2?


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Fortitude, Sky Atlantic's big-budget crime drama  set in the Arctic Circle, begins tonight after a heavy marketing campaign playing on its key stars, Sofie Grabol, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston and Stanley Tucci. It's a rich and hugely talented line-up - but will Fortitude push the envelope or retire into the clichés seen so often in murder-investigation-in-frosty-setting.

Sofie GrabolSofie Grabol leads the cast in Sky Altantic's Fortitude

Of course Grabol is best known as Sarah Lund from The Killing - the pioneering Nordic drama that has inspired countless terrible imitations since. She plays Governor Odegard, who's busy opening an ice hotel carved out of the side of a glacier in Svalbard. However, when the crimeless community is rocked by a grisly murder, detective DCI Morton (Tucci) is flown in to restore calm and solve the mystery.

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Can Sofie Grabol's 'Fortitude' Be As Popular As 'The Killing'?


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Sky Atlantic's big bet for 2015 is a new 12-part crime series starring Sofie Grabol - previously of the classic Scandi-drama The Killing. Fortitude, which begins at the end of the month, focuses on an isolated community torn apart by a violent death. No one from its tiny population is ruled out.

Sofie GrabolSofie Grabol at Sky Atlantic's Fortitude premiere

Comparisons with Grabol's previous drama are undeniably, though maybe not entirely accurate.

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Sofie Grabol - Sky Atlantic's 'Fortitude' premiere - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 14th January 2015

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