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Fortitude - Official PBS Press Release for 'The Complete 2nd Season' on Blu, DVD

Fortitude - Official PBS Press Release for 'The Complete 2nd Season' on Blu, DVD

Coming to stores on the first of August

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Fortitude - The Complete 2nd Season
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Stars Dennis Quaid, Richard
Dormer, and Parminder Nagra

Arlington, VA; June 14, 2017 - Public Media Distribution announced it is releasing FORTITUDE SEASON 2 on DVD and Blu-ray. The gripping Arctic thriller returns after its successful first season. Its stunning setting and gripping storyline held viewers across the world captive. Now, it's back for a new series that sees Dennis Quaid (The Big Easy), Ken Stott (The Hobbit Trilogy), Parminder Nagra (The Blacklist), Robert Sheehan (Misfits) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) join its stellar international cast.

The parasite threat from Season One has gone, but the residents are still fleeing the Arctic town in droves. Cut off from the mainland, those who remain in Fortitude battle on. However, in the wilderness, nature is growing restless and unpredictable. When the sky turns red, locals fear it is a bad omen for the town.

FORTITUDE SEASON 2 has a run time of approximately 600 minutes on 3 discs. The DVD SRP is $39.99, and the Blu-ray SRP is $49.99.

Having disappeared after shooting Elena, Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer) is presumed dead. Vincent (Luke Treadaway) remains traumatized by his attack and Hildur (Sofie Grabol) struggles to hold on to her marriage, and her office. Eric (Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson) fails to step into Dan's shoes, leaving Ingrid and Petra to police a fragile community. New faces are pulled into Fortitude's vortex, including Ingrid's stepfather Michael (Quaid). A fisherman, he is desperate to raise funds to buy treatment for his dying wife, and desperate times call for desperate measures.

At the research center, ambitious newcomer Dr. Surinder Khatri (Nagra) spots an opportunity that encourages her to push both medical and ethical boundaries. Then, a horrendous death rocks Fortitude. What looks like a careless accident involving a snowplow turns out to be a barbaric murder. As the police team investigate, a strange new figure appears hell-bent on destroying an evil spirit he believes has descended upon Fortitude and its inhabitants. There's a demon amongst the herd, and it has to be stopped, no matter what the consequences...

FORTITUDE SEASON 2 is a Sky Original Production, with international distribution handled by Sky Vision. The series is created, written, and executive produced by Simon Donald. Faye Dorn and Patrick Spence serve as executive producers.

Street Date: August 1, 2017
Genre: Drama
Run Time: Approx. 600 Minutes on 3 Discs
SRP: DVD $39.99, Blu-ray $49.99
Format: DVD & Blu-ray

About Sky Vision
Sky Vision is the production and distribution arm of Sky. The distribution arm represents around 5,000 hours of quality primetime programming from Sky Original Productions and independent third party production, across all key primetime genres (drama, entertainment, factual entertainment and factual). The business also has equity investments in nine production businesses in the UK and US; Love Productions, Blast! Films, SugarFilms, True North, Chrysalis Vision and Sky Vision Productions in the UK; and in the US, Jupiter Entertainment, Talos Films and Znak & Co.

In addition to its equity investments, Sky Vision works extensively with independent producers in the UK and US and has development deals with a number of production companies including Asylum Entertainment,Double Nickel and Peacock Alley in North America; and Avanti Media, Bohemia,Chalkboard, LittleRock Pictures, Merman Films, and Spring Films in the UK.

About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.

PBS Distribution offers a broad range of high quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming. PBS International offers factual content for broadcast, cable, and satellite services internationally. The PBS Distribution catalog includes films from Ken Burns, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children's programming.
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