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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:
 Dan Anderssen (21 episodes, 2015-2017)
 Eric Odegard (21 episodes, 2015-2017)
 Hildur Odegard / ... (20 episodes, 2015-2017)
 Natalie Yelburton (20 episodes, 2015-2017)
 PC Ingrid / ... (20 episodes, 2015-2017)
 Vincent Rattrey (20 episodes, 2015-2017)
 Elena Ledesma (19 episodes, 2015-2017)
 Petra (19 episodes, 2015-2017)
 Markus Huseklepp (13 episodes, 2015-2017)
 Frank Sutter (11 episodes, 2015)
Elizabeth Dormer-Phillips ...
 Carrie Morgan (11 episodes, 2015)
 Tavrani / ... (11 episodes, 2015-2017)
 Erling Munk (10 episodes, 2017)
 Rune Lennox (10 episodes, 2017)
 Ronnie Morgan (10 episodes, 2015)
 Freya Lennox (10 episodes, 2017)
 Jules Sutter (10 episodes, 2015)
 Michael Lennox (10 episodes, 2017)
 Henry Tyson (10 episodes, 2015)
 Shirley Allerdyce (10 episodes, 2015)
 Vladek Klimov (10 episodes, 2017)
 DCI Morton (9 episodes, 2015)
 Dr. Sarinda Khatri (9 episodes, 2017)
Darwin Brokenbro ...
 Liam Sutter (9 episodes, 2015)
Eloise Smyth ...
 Yeva Podnikov / ... (9 episodes, 2017)
 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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In the local bar you can see a picture of Yuri Gagarin hanging on the wall. See more »


If the permafrost is melting enough for a mammoth carcass to be revealed, it must be summer, so there should be no night at all during the time period DCI Morton visits Fortitude. See more »


Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #20.9 (2015) See more »


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Superb show not for faint hearts or the lazy
4 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a high class, high production value series. Well-written, well-acted with important and also unsettling themes. The start does make demands of the viewer but it is worth sticking with as all will, eventually, become clear. Far, far better than the dross that is so often served up on TV. Not everyone will have enjoyed this series because it is intricate, has a number of story lines running throughout and has a slow burning Scandinavian-style pace. There are surprises and real, genuine shocks combined with genuinely scary parts. The mirroring of characters' actions and movements is used a lot and works very well. Music is used to very good effect and is of high quality. There is humour and horror (some truly eye-shutting moments). I loved the development of characters and their links. The cinematography is wonderful, as is some of the visual imagery: favourites, apart from landscapes, were blood on snow and the 'Viking' burial. Themes of infatuation and obsession, love, protection, violence, greed and that all actions have consequences. We have just watched it a second time to pick up all the little things we missed the first time around e.g. The foreshadowing. Not a show that can be easily pigeon-holed as a specific genre. Very, very happy that there will be a second series. Unreservedly recommended.

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