Episodes: 24 (hour).
TV show dates (US): June 18, 2016 — August 5, 2018.
Series status: Ended.
Performers include: Stephen Dillane, Clémence Poésy, Angel Coulby, James Frain, Joseph Mawle, Keeley Hawes, Tom Bateman, Jeanne Balibar, Thibaut de Montalembert, Jack Lowden, Cedric Vieira, and Sigrid Bouaziz.
TV show description:
A British-French crime drama, The Tunnel TV series follows UK Detective Karl Roebuck (Dillane) and French Detective Elise Wassermann (Poésy). In the first season, when a French politician is found dead in the middle of the Channel Tunnel (i.e. Chunnel), these two officers are dispatched to investigate on behalf of their countries.
Thanks to a discovery made at the scene of the crime, the French and British police must partner with each other on the grizzly case. As the story progresses, the serial killer employs more intricate and innovative means to draw Karl and Elise further into his progressively intimate plan.
In the second season, entitled The Tunnel: Sabotage, a French couple is abducted from the Channel Tunnel, leaving their young daughter behind. Elise and Karl are assigned to the investigation. When a plane crashes in the Channel, and everyone aboard it dies, their case grows even more complicated.
The Tunnel — which was inspired by the Swedish series, The Bridge — also airs on Sky Atlantic in UK and Canal+ in France. Those networks have reportedly ordered a third and final season, entitled The Tunnel: Vengeance, which will involve the refugee crisis.
In the final episode, Karl and Elise face a tense and gripping showdown with the Pied Piper, while the truth about the Moreau abduction is revealed at last.
First aired: August 5, 2018.
What do you think? Do you like The Tunnel TV show? Should it have been renewed for a fourth season on PBS?