Airdate: Fortitude. Returning: Broadchurch.
Exclusive: ABC will screen two of the UK’s hottest dramas back to back next month.
Acclaimed thriller Broadchurch is back for its second season at 8:30pm, to be followed by the premiere of new 12-part thriller Fortitude at 9:20pm.
Fortitude is a peaceful town surrounded by the savage beauty of the Arctic landscape, until a prominent member of the community is found eviscerated in his own home. Suddenly the town’s police chief Sheriff Anderssen (Dormer) has his first ever murder to investigate. And he has to so alongside an out–of-town detective who has flown into town so fast that questions are being asked about how much he knew, and when.
The SKY Atlantic drama premieres in the UK next week and boasts a stellar cast including: Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games), Sofie Grabol (The Killing), Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) and Christopher Eccleston (The Leftovers, Doctor Who).
In series 2 of Broadchurch, David Tennant returns as DI Alec Hardy and Olivia Colman reprises her role as DS Ellie Miller, whose life was torn apart when her husband Joe confessed to murdering local schoolboy Danny Latimer in the seaside town.
Along with Tennant and Colman, Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan return as Danny’s parents Beth and Mark Latimer; Arthur Darvill as the Reverend Paul Coates; Carolyn Pickles as newspaper editor Maggie Radcliffe, and Australia’s Simone McAulley as publican Becca Fisher.
Series 2 also stars enigmatic Emmy-nominated film and television actress Charlotte Rampling; Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste; James D’Arcy (Hitchcock), Eve Myles (Little Dorritt, Torchwood) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Bad Education).
The directing team includes Australian award-winning directors Jessica Hobbs (The Slap) on eps 3 and 4 and Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) on eps 5 and 6.