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Fortitude 

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Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Richard Dormer ...  Dan Anderssen 25 episodes, 2015-2018
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson ...  Eric Odegard 25 episodes, 2015-2018
Sienna Guillory ...  Natalie Yelburton 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Mia Jexen ...  PC Ingrid Witry / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Luke Treadaway ...  Vincent Rattrey 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Alexandra Moen ...  Petra / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Sofie Gråbøl ...  Hildur Odegard / ... 23 episodes, 2015-2018
Verónica Echegui ...  Elena Ledesma 19 episodes, 2015-2017
Darren Boyd ...  Markus Huseklepp / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Dennis Quaid ...  Michael Lennox 14 episodes, 2017-2018
Nicholas Pinnock ...  Frank Sutter 11 episodes, 2015
Elizabeth Dormer-Phillips ...  Carrie Morgan 11 episodes, 2015
Ramon Tikaram ...  Tavrani / ... 11 episodes, 2015-2017
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Fortitude is a place like nowhere else on Earth. Surrounded by the savage beauty of the polar landscape, its future sparkling with the promise of Arctic opportunity, wealth and discovery, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now. Written by Tiger Aspect Productions

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It's not just the cold that kills. (Season 1) See more »


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UK

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English

Release Date:

29 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Both Luke Treadaway and Richard Dormer have portrayed Alex Higgins. Treadaway in the BBC film The Rack Pack, Dormer in his self penned stage play The Hurricane. See more »

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The vehicles shown in Fortitude have white registry plates with black lettering. All vehicles on Svalbard have black plates with yellow lettering. The letter G is not used on Norwegian number plates. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #20.20 (2015) See more »

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IMDb promises Drama, Horror, Mystery, and Fortitude delivers
26 February 2016 | by ToddWebbSee all my reviews

The best summary I saw here said, "Superb show not for faint hearts or the lazy." That about sums it up. I'm shocked at all the negative reviews here.

I just finished Season 1. The story can be very hard to predict at times. When it's predictable I still wasn't *sure* I was predicting correctly.

Other reviewers' complaints: Character names aren't realistic - I don't care. Characters seem to act stupid or erratic - I agree, but that's part of the mystery of the story. Characters don't zip up their coats properly for the supposed temperature - really? Norway doesn't have sheriffs - this show is clearly intended to attract a global audience, not just Norwegians, so who cares if some aspects get watered down a bit for the general viewing public? Story is boring - I'm sure they didn't watch the same show I did.

There are a LOT of characters in Fortitude. It's the new style of TV, and it works here. There's a lot going on, including a lot of back-story explained along the way. And, most important to me, the characters are easily distinguishable. They look different, dress different, have unique faces (some are actors I recognize which helps). The casting here is superb and really helps one follow the twisting storyline.

Dark, moody, cold and somehow claustrophobic, Fortitude is a very fun show. Sort of like Northern Exposure but with the creepiness of X-Files.


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