via press release:
PIVOT ANNOUNCES JANUARY 2015 PREMIERE FOR ‘FORTITUDE,’ AN ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES STARRING GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARD WINNER STANLEY TUCCI
Pivot announced today at the summer 2014 TCA press tour, a January 2015 premiere for Fortitude, the network’s first original scripted drama. Airing in 12 one-hour episodes, the series tells the story of the small, Arctic town of Fortitude whose peaceful existence is shattered after a brutal and shocking murder. Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer) leads the investigation and is forced to work alongside DCI Morton (Stanley Tucci), a detective who’s flown into Fortitude. As the search for the killer progresses, the list of suspects – and suspicions – grows.
Starring Stanley Tucci (The Lovely, The Hunger Games), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, The King’s Speech), Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World, Lucan), Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing), Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones, Good Vibrations), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife, The Woman in Black), Luke Treadaway (Clash of the Titans), Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy) and Johnny Harris (This is England). Fortitude was filmed on location in Iceland and the UK. Pivot is the exclusive US television home for the series produced by Fifty Fathoms Productions, which sits under the umbrella of Tiger Aspect and Endemol, for Sky Atlantic HD.
Fortitude is a Sky/Pivot Original Series, with international distribution handled by Sky Vision. The series is created, written, and executive produced by Simon Donald. Jeff Skoll and Holly Hines serve as executive producers for Pivot. Patrick Spence and Frith Tiplady serve as executive producers for Fifty Fathoms and Tiger Aspect. Anne Mensah and Cameron Roach serve as executive producers for Sky Atlantic.
About Sky Vision
Sky Vision is the international distribution arm of UK broadcaster, BSkyB. Formed in August 2012, Sky Vision represents a catalogue of award-winning primetime entertainment, formats, scripted and factual programming for international distribution.
As part of one of the world’s leading broadcasters, Sky Vision leverages relationships with global media organisations to fully exploit programming across all media platforms. The company works closely with the commissioning team at Sky as well as independent producers across the globe to build a catalogue of quality and scale.