Fortitude bids an icy farewell
Arctic-set drama Fortitude is set to bid an icy farewell as pre-production gets underway on the third and final series, with filming due to be underway next year.
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Fortitude is from Fifty Fathoms and writer Simon Donald and centres on the fictional Arctic Norwegian town of Fortitude.
For the past two series, the filming pattern has been that around half each five-week shooting block has taken place in Iceland with the rest filming in the UK.
The show has been critically well-received with the first series garnering several BAFTA and RTS Craft Awards. It was originally conceived by Donald as a feature, but Patrick Spence of Fifty Fathoms convinced him that a long-form TV drama would be a better fit.
Fifty Fathoms is also working on The Eddy, a musical drama set in contemporary multicultural Paris that is set to film next summer.
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