LONDON, 12-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Sky Vision, the international distribution arm of BSkyB, has pre-sold the Sky Atlantic drama seriesFortitude to leading broadcasters, including Canal + in France, TV2 Denmark, SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland, Canada’s Super Channel, NRK Norway, RUV Iceland, DBS Israel and OTE in Greece. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and PBS Distribution have picked up home entertainment rights.
Fortitude is an original Sky drama series, produced by Fifty Fathoms for Sky Atlantic. Sky Vision also secured US network, Pivot TV, as co-production partner.
Starring Stanley Tucci, Sofie Gråbøl, Christopher Ecclestone and Michael Gambon, Fortitude is set in the savage Arctic landscape, and known as one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime there. Until now. In such a close-knit community a murder touches everyone and the unsettling horror of this crime threatens the future of the town itself. As the cold Arctic darkness gives way to endless summer nights, this apparently idyllic community struggles to make sense of the murderous horror that has been let loose in its heart.
Jane Millichip, Managing Director of Sky Vision, comments: “We are thrilled by the response this series has already achieved worldwide. What sets this show apart is its ambition and scale. Driven by Sky Atlantic to deliver the best talent, writers and producers in this area, Fortitude delivers global themes with an international cast across a full twelve episodes. It’s gripping television and Fifty Fathoms has delivered a series that we know international drama buyers love.”
Fortitude is a Fifty Fathoms production for Sky Atlantic and Pivot TV and is due to premiere on both sides of the Atlantic from early 2015.
About Sky Vision:
Sky Vision is the international distribution arm of UK broadcaster, Sky, now representing nearly 4000 hours of quality content from Sky channels and third party programming. The business also comprises Sky Vision Productions, a wholly-owned independent production company, specialising in popular factual and specialist factual programming. The company forms an integral part of Sky’s strategy to grow a broad, international content business spanning broadcasting, production and distribution.
Sky Vision works extensively with independent producers and has established development deals with a number of companies including Znak & Jones Productions and Ugly Brother Studios in the US, and in the UK with Love Productions, back2back productions and Roughcut TV.