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Fortitude is a British horror psychological thriller television series created and written by Simon Donald. A 12-episode series was commissioned by Sky Atlantic in 2013, and started airing on 29 January 2015.[1][2][3] The series is set in the fictional Arctic Norwegian settlement of Fortitude. On 9 April 2015, Sky Atlantic recommissioned the show for a second series consisting of 10 episodes,[4] which premiered on 26 January 2017.[5] The third and final series premiered on 6 December 2018 and concluded on 27 December, consisting of 4 episodes.[6]

On the Norwegian Arctic island of Fortitude, things appear calm on the surface, but a string of violent and increasingly strange deaths slowly exact a toll on the quiet international community where almost everyone appears to be keeping at least one secret.

After talking to a parasitologist,[7] writer Simon Donald based his parasite on ichneumon wasps, which lay their eggs in hosts.

Fortitude is a fictional community located in Svalbard in Arctic Norway. It is described as an international community, with inhabitants from many parts of the world (population of 713 inhabitants and 4 police officers).[8] The series was filmed in both the UK and in Reyðarfjörður, Iceland.[9][10]

American actor Stanley Tucci appears in his first British television role as Detective Chief Inspector Morton from London's Metropolitan Police, who has flown to the peaceful close-knit community of Fortitude, as the local sheriff, played by Richard Dormer, investigates a violent murder. Christopher Eccleston plays Charlie Stoddart, a British scientist who leads the arctic biology department at the Fortitude arctic research facility. Michael Gambon portrays Henry Tyson, a wildlife photographer who is dying of cancer.[11] The Killing star Sofie Gråbøl plays Hildur Odegard, the governor of Fortitude, in her first UK television drama role.[12][13]

The first series received positive reviews from critics. On Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the first series has an 86% rating with an average score rating of 7.4 out of 10 based on 28 critic reviews. The critical consensus reads "Fortitude's fine cast, deliberate pacing, and chilling setting provide the show with more than enough of the titular quality."[15] On Metacritic, the first series has a score of 75 out of 100, based on 15 critic reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[16]

The second series received generally positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an 88% approval rating with an average rating of 6.7 out of 10 based on 8 reviews.[17]

In the United States and Canada, the series premiered on 29 January 2015 (the same date as the UK) on Pivot and Super Channel, respectively. It was also dubbed in Persian language and aired by Manoto.[18][19] The series debuted in Australia on 15 February 2015 on ABC.[20] Ale Kino+ HD started showing series 3 on 10 February 2019 dubbed in Polish, with original English audio also available.

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