Arctic chiller Fortitude is set to have a second season.
SKY Atlantic this week announced it has been recommissioned for 10 episodes in 2016.
With a cumulative UK audience of 2.66m the series is SKY Atlantic’s most successful original commission and has been sold to over 100 broadcasters including the ABC in Australia.
Simon Donald, creator and lead writer adds “It’s a privilege to return to Fortitude. It’s a place where the real and the feared live side by side, where old dark secrets thaw out into the chill light of the arctic day. I’d never been anywhere like Fortitude before and I can’t wait to go back”.
Zai Bennett, Channel Director, SKY Atlantic, said: “Simon Donald created a unique and unsettling story which, week after week, has captivated our customers. I am absolutely delighted that we will be bringing Fortitude back next year with a story that promises to engage, challenge and enthral us all over again.”
Returning cast will be announced at a later date.
Fortitude is currently airing Sunday nights on ABC.