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Amazon Revives Former Pivot Series ‘Fortitude’

Ten New Episodes Ordered

Amazon has picked up 10 episodes of a second season of Artic set scripted drama “Fortitude,” which originally aired in the U.S. on Participant Media’s Pivot cable channel. “Fortitude” follows Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard 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. After shooting the woman he loved, Dan becomes consumed with guilt, disappears into the wilderness and was presumed dead. A new body is discovered on the other side of town and Eric must step up and lead this horrific investigation. As his own police team is trying to figure out why he was murdered, Dan suddenly reappears, a violent, broken, ruin of a man, wild to the point of feral.

Dennis Quaid will be added to the cast in season two as Michael Lennox, a fisherman and patriarch of a family living in Fortitude, who is struggling to come to terms with his terminally ill wife, and will try anything to find a cure. Also featured will Sofie Gråbøl, and Luke Treadaway, and newcomers Parminder Nagra, Michelle Fairley, Robert Sheehan, and Ken Stott. The 10 episodes will premiere on Prime Video in the U.S. later this year.

“In Fortitude, our customers will experience Dennis Quaid in a remarkably compassionate role, joined by an ensemble cast that has resonated with audiences globally,”
said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama and VR at Amazon Studios.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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