The release date for The Tunnel series 3 — Pending
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Series information, plot and cast
The Tunnel is a criminal drama television series co-produced by the UK and France. It originally premiered in 2013. The concept of the series is adapted from the hit Danish/Swedish crime drama The Bridge. Kudos Film and Television on the British side, and Shine France on the French side are behind the production of The Tunnel. The second series of The Tunnel was originally set to air on April 5, 2016, but the premiere date was pushed back a week in the wake of the tragic Brussels events. It has debuted on April 12, 2016 at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.
Set mostly in Calais and Folkestone – the towns on the two sides of the Channel Tunnel, the series follows an investigation of mysterious murders, after a serial killer leaves halves of two different bodies at the midpoint between the United Kingdom and France in the Channel Tunnel. Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) and Elise Wasserman (Clémence Poésy) are the detectives searching for the criminal who turns out to be on a moral crusade. The second series, entitled The Tunnel: Sabotage, comprises 8 episodes and focuses on a storyline that does not reprise that of The Bridge, featuring an airliner crashing into the Channel.
Ratings and renewal prospects
The first series of The Tunnel opened to 893,000 viewers and bowed out to an audience of 660,000. The series received mostly positive reviews as a “perfectly cast remake”, with excellent chemistry between the leads and an appropriately creepy atmosphere. The series has won several accolades, including an International Emmy for Best Performance by an Actor, and a Globe de Cristal for Best Television Film or Television Series. The second season opener received positive reviews and is acclaimed for drifting away from its Scandinavian original, and gaining its own style and voice. Stay tuned for further developments and announcements on regarding the renewal of The Tunnel for another series.
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