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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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Series cast summary:
Elizabeth Dormer-Phillips ...
 Carrie Morgan 11 episodes, 2015
 Tavrani / ... 11 episodes, 2015-2017
 Erling Munk 10 episodes, 2017
 Ronnie Morgan 10 episodes, 2015
 Freya Lennox 10 episodes, 2017
 Jules Sutter 10 episodes, 2015
 Shirley Allerdyce 10 episodes, 2015
 Vladek Klimov 10 episodes, 2017
 Dr. Sarinda Khatri 9 episodes, 2017
Darwin Brokenbro ...
 Liam Sutter 9 episodes, 2015
Eloise Smyth ...
 Doctor Allerdyce 9 episodes, 2015


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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29 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Michelle Fairley played Robert Sheehans mother in the channel 4 series Misfits. See more »


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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Very interesting first episode
30 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Scenery that makes you think, "Is this really our planet?", but also draws you into an almost desolate place with a fear of death not only by the elements, or polar bears, but now a murderer.

A town like this in the middle of nowhere needs to thrive on something, and when one of its main sources of income shows sign of possible loss, the town now relies on another source of income, and this income that could be their hope for the future, comes under threat.

There are many interesting characters introduced quickly, perhaps too quickly, but enough to let you know - you have no idea who is guilty of what, yet. However, the plot gives enough away to throw possible red herrings, and the end of the episode leaves you wanting more.

Two thirds of the way through, though hooked, I felt, "What is going on here?", not good, but not bad either. By the end of the episode though, there is enough to make you need to see the next step, to see the new detective in town prove his worth against people that either want him in, or want him out. Everyone has a reason to see that detective leave or stay.

Come on now, please do a Broadchurch season 1, not a season 2;)

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