Sky Atlantic officially renewed Fortitude for season 2 to premiere in January 2017

The release date for Fortitude season 2 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Fortitude season 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Sky Atlantic has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in January 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.

About the series

Created by Simon Donald, Fortitude is a Pivot original drama and thriller series that debuted on Sky Atlantic with a two-hour television event on January 29, 2015. The network’s first original scripted series stars Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci, Richard Dormer and Michael Gambon in a nail-biting, psychological thriller set in a fictional place in the middle of the Arctic. A fan favorite, Fortitude was recently renewed for series 2.

Fortitude is an idyllic town whose peaceful existence is shattered following a mysterious and brutal murder. As the ice melts, the town’s close-knit community of 800 is forced to face shocking secrets that have long been hidden beneath the frozen Arctic landscape. Local sheriff Dan Anderssen (played by Richard Dormer) is the lead investigator who is soon joined by Inspector Morton (played by Stanely Tucci) a pompous out-of-town detective from London’s Metropolitan Police department who has come to contribute his forensic expertise. As the search for the killer progresses and the list of suspects grows, so does their mistrust and suspicion of one another.

Ratings and renewal information

With glowing reviews from fans and critics alike, the first series of Fortitude scored a whopping 88% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.7 out of 10 on IMDb. Metacritic also gave the series a score of 75 out of 100, indicating generally favorable reviews. The series featured 12 episodes attracting an average of nearly 1 million viewers each. Following the series finale in April 2015, the network announced Fortitude’s renewal for series 2. While Sky Atlantic has not announced a premiere date, new episodes will likely begin airing later in 2016.

Latest news

UPDATED June 27, 2016: The second series of ambitious thriller drama series Fortitude is slated to air on Sky Atlantic in January 2017, a year after the series premiere. The trailer for the upcoming series was released during the Game of Thrones finale, and features the introduction of Dennis Quaid (Michael Lennox) into the mysterious narrative. It also hints at the existence of new, previously unknown threats to the residents of the small Arctic town. Sign up for our updates and receive release date info regarding the chilling second series of Fortitude right in your inbox.

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