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10/04/2015

Sky Atlantic Commissions Second Series Of Fortitude

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Sky Atlantic has announced it has commissioned a second series of Fortitude.

Fortitude launched in January 2015 and was the first Sky original programme to premiere simultaneously across all Sky markets - Italy, Germany, Austria, the UK and Ireland.

In the UK the first episode was watched by a cumulative audience of 2.66m and the series so far averages 1.69m, making Fortitude Sky Atlantic's most successful original commission. Fortitude is the most successful original drama series launch to date in Sky homes, and attracted new viewers to the channel, with over 50% of the audience coming to Sky Atlantic for the first time to watch Fortitude.

Fortitude is also Sky Vision's most successful show to date, selling to over 100 broadcasters around the world, including ABC Australia, Superchannel Canada, OTE Greece and Canal+ France. Sky Vision will again handle international distribution for the series.

The creative team behind Fortitude will return with Simon Donald writing a brand new 10 part story set again in the unsettling Arctic town. Fifty Fathom’s Patrick Spence and Frith Tiplady will return as Executive Producers. Cast will be announced at a later date.

Fifty Fathoms and Tiger Aspect will produce the 10x60' drama with Sky Atlantic. Executive Producers for Fifty Fathoms/Tiger Aspect are Patrick Spence (Marvellous, Five Minutes of Heaven), Simon Donald (Low Winter Sun) and Frith Tiplady (Ripper Street, Peaky Blinders). For Sky Atlantic, executive producers are Anne Mensah and Lizzie Gray.

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