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Amazon Studios orders dramatic series ‘Fortitude’ from Sky Vision

MUMBAI: Amazon Studios and Sky Vision have announced the addition of ‘Fortitude’ to Amazon’s lineup of dramatic original series for Prime Video in the US.

The first season premiered on Sky Atlantic in 2015 and became the network’s most successful original drama commission to date, with the first episode watched by an accumulative audience of more than 3.2 million. The first season has also been available on Prime Video in the US since January 2016, with more than 2,000 four and five star reviews from customers.

Season two of the series will become an Amazon original series. The series is scheduled to premiere on Prime Video in the US later this year.

‘Fortitude’ follows Sheriff Dan Anderssen of Fortitude, a small isolated community with a captive population in an environment that is undergoing change and upheaval due to parasite and pathogen activity.

After shooting the woman he loved, Dan becomes consumed with guilt, disappears into the wilderness and was presumed dead. Without a sheriff, the people of Fortitude begin to wonder whether Deputy Eric Odegard, who has spent the last few weeks desperately searching for Dan, can fill his shoes. A new body is discovered on the other side of town and Eric must step up and lead this horrific investigation. As his own police team is trying to figure out who would have killed a man for no apparent reason, Dan suddenly reappears—a violent broken ruin of a man and wild to the point of feral. Quaid stars as Michael Lennox, a fisherman and patriarch of a family living in Fortitude, who is struggling to come to terms with his terminally ill wife, and will try anything to find a cure.

“In ‘Fortitude’, our customers will experience Dennis Quaid in a remarkably compassionate role, joined by an ensemble cast that has resonated with audiences globally. We’re excited to add such a beautiful and captivating series to our originals slate” said Amazon Studios head of comedy, drama and VR Joe Lewis.

“Amazon is the perfect home for ‘Fortitude’ in the US. ‘Fortitude’ is high-end, addictive viewing and perfectly suits Amazon’s scripted portfolio. Amazon has been a keen supporter of the series from the outset, having taken an SVOD window on season one. We’re delighted to now extend the relationship and make Amazon the home of our most successful returning Sky Atlantic original drama series” said Sky Vision MD Jane Millichip.

‘Fortitude’ will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices, or online, along with other Amazon Original Series at Amazon.com/originals, at no additional cost to their membership.