'Fortitude' starts tonight - and it looks like you're in for a treat.
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 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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Could Sofie Grabol's drama by the new 'Killing'?
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 Grabol at Sky Atlantic's Fortitude premiere
Comparisons with Grabol's previous drama are undeniably, though maybe not entirely accurate.
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