According to Iceland Cinema Now, a new TV series titled “Fortitude” is set to be filmed in the town of Reydarfjordur in East Iceland next year.
The upcoming series stars Michael Gambon (aka Dumbledore in the Harry Potter franchise), Sofie Grabol (star of Denmark’s The Killing) and Stanley Tucci (who is most recently starring as Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games franchise).
Fortitude will focus on the story of a seemingly safe town surrounded by the savage beauty of the Arctic landscape that is suddenly rocked when a murder is committed in its midst.
In such a close-knit community, a murder touches everyone and the unsettling horror of this crime threatens the future of the town itself. Sheriff Dan Anderssen is the local Head of Police. Dan leads a world class search and rescue team but now finds himself investigating the brutal and shocking murder of a British research scientist.
Dan is forced to work alongside DCI Milton Caldwell, a British detective who’s just flown into Fortitude. As the search for the killer proceeds and the list of suspects grows, each cop finds compelling reasons to mistrust the other. And as the endless summer nights give way once more to the Arctic darkness this apparently idyllic community struggles to make sense of the murderous terror that’s been let loose in its heart.
Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming series!