While Participant Media is shutting down its Pivot TV channel, the second season of Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude TV show, which Pivot co-produces, will not be cancelled. TVWise reports the second season is “well into” post-production. Sky Vision will shop Fortitude to other US networks.
Fortitude stars: Richard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl, Darren Boyd, Verónica Echegui, and Sienna Guillory. Dennis Quaid, Michelle Fairley, Parminder Nagra, Robert Sheehan, and Ken Stott join Fortitude in season two. Patrick Spence, Simon Donald, Faye Dorn, Frith Tiplady, Anne Mensah, and Lizzie Gray executive produce.
Here is more from TVWise:
“We’re saddened to hear about the closure of Pivot. However, our plans for Fortitude remain”, a representative of Sky said in a statement to TVWise. “A second series is in post-production which we look forward to launching on Sky Atlantic in the new year as well as selling at MIPCOM”.
Fortitude, from Fifty Fathoms, Tiger Aspect and Simon Donald, told the story of a mysterious death in a close-knit community in the Arctic Circle. In season two, a fresh murder rocks the community and plunges it into turmoil. And out in the stunning icy wilderness, nature is growing even more unpredictable, deadly and dangerous. The series was a ratings hit for Sky Atlantic when it debuted last year; ranking as the channel’s biggest drama commission to date.
What do you think? Have you watched the first season of Fortitude on Pivot or Sky? Which US network or streaming platform do you think will pick it up?
I’m sick and tired of a new series playing on my dish Network, then after first or second season they remove it only to continue on some internet website network.
I think Fortitude is one of the most magnificent series of it’s genre. So saddened that Pivot shut down but hanging on to see which US network will be smart enough to air season 2. Hope we get plenty of advertising in advance! Don’t won’t to miss a second!
What a stark, yet fantastic program. The addition of Dennis Quaid should almost ensure it’s survival – but let’s keep working social media to ensure this awesome show continues !!
Really hoping that some other network will pickup this series and run with it. Fortitude was great !!
Someone please pick this show up, according to IMDB it should have started in October 16, If someone does pick it up and they see how popular it is, it might even get a Season 3….. is there a petition we can sign ?
It was shown in the UK 2016. The US gets shows later. But I am with you, what network will show it here?
This quickly became my favorite show, so I was really bummed when Pivot shut down. I really hope some network (accessible to Directv), picks it up. I’ve been waiting a long time for Season 2.
I might have to go back and watch season 1 again because I did not recall the story being told in full but the ways this article reads season 2 is a ‘new’ story. Either way I too am glad to see that the Pivot shutdown will not deny us a season 2 because this show was AWESOME!
I very much enjoy watching Fortitude. I hope a network like Sundance, AMC or FX picks it up in the U.S.
LOVE THIS SHOW! You must bring it back!
Let’s try again…”Good series for FX to pick up! (Thanks, autocorrect for making more work for everyone!)
Trying to say good series for TX to pick up!
This would be good series for the to pick up . It would fit in well with The Strain as well as the action/suspense movies the favor. It’s a high quality thriller for the cerebral crowd.
OH man. I watch Friday Night Lights reruns on Pivot every day. Bummer.