The latest addition to the Amazon lineup of original drama series, set to be released later this year in the U.S., is “Fortitude,” an Arctic thriller that has already been around for a season but is now becoming an Amazon Original Series.
Amazon Studios and Sky Vision announced the addition of the series to Amazon’s lineup of dramatic original series for Prime Video in the U.S. The first season of “Fortitude” premiered on Sky Atlantic in 2015 and has been available in the U.S. on Prime Video since January 2016.
“Season two of the series will become an Amazon Original Series and features an ensemble cast, including Richard Dormer (‘Game of Thrones’), Dennis Quaid (‘Vantage Point’), Sofie Gråbøl (‘The Killing’), Luke Treadaway (‘Clash of the Titans’), Darren Boyd (‘Stan Lee’s Lucky Man’), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (‘Jar 2pm City’), Mia Jexen (‘Happiness’), Alexandra Moen (‘Strike Back’), Verónica Echegui (‘The Cold Light of Day’), Sienna Guillory (‘Stan Lee’s Lucky Man’), Ramon Tikaram (‘Jupiter Ascending’), Parminder Nagra (‘ER’), Michelle Fairley (‘Game of Thrones’), Robert Sheehan (‘Misfits’) and Ken Stott (‘The Missing’),” Amazon announced.
The announcement adds: “‘Fortitude’ follows Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Dormer) of Fortitude, a small isolated community with a captive population in an environment that is undergoing change and upheaval due to parasite and pathogen activity.”
Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama and VR, Amazon Studios, says in the announcement: “In ‘Fortitude,’ our customers will experience Dennis Quaid in a remarkably compassionate role, joined by an ensemble cast that has resonated with audiences globally. We’re excited to add such a beautiful and captivating series to our originals slate.”
Here’s a teaser for the show’s first season, posted by Sky Atlantic …