Sunday, January 4, 2015
Fortitude on PIVOT #TV @Pivot_TV
Pivot is premiering their first original drama series, Fortitude, on January 29. The first episode will be a two hour special. The 12-part one-hour series, starring Stanley Tucci, Richard Dormer and Michael Gambon, airs Thursdays at 10:00 pm with encores every Friday at 10:00pm ET. I hear Stanley Tucci and I'm in!
Here's the network description: The dark drama series set in the melting Arctic, featuring psychological and thriller elements, tells the story of the small idyllic town of Fortitude, whose peaceful existence is shattered after a brutal and shocking murder. Above-average temperatures lead to a record ice melt revealing secrets long since hidden beneath the frozen landscape. Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer) leads the investigation and is forced to work alongside DCI Morton (Stanley Tucci), a detective who has flown into town from the mainland to contribute his forensic expertise. As the search for the killer progresses, their list of suspects – and suspicions of each other– grows.
The show definitely has a creepy Twin Peaks feel. The pace is slow, so you need to down shift into it. I think it will be a fascinating ride. It also stars Jessica Raine, who you'll remember from the Good Wife. Also Christopher Eccelston who was once Doctor Who and more recently was on The Leftovers. So as you can see they aren't hurting for a talented cast.
If you're wondering where to find Pivot or if your cable provider has it.