Sky just can't get enough drama at the moment. From the currently airing and critically adored Fortitude to upcoming drama hits like Critical and Mills and Doom, Sky are lining up more and more quality drama in order to take on the likes of BT, Netflix and Virgin Media. Part of that push for top drawer programming is about recommissioning some of their best loved TV programmes, and that means the return of the fantastic The Tunnel for The Tunnel 2: Debris.
The Tunnel 2 comes after requests on the free number for Sky from fans eager to see more and will reunite the unlikely cross-channel partnership of Karl Roebuck, an experienced British detective played expertly by Stephen Dilane and his French counterpart Elise Wasserman, performed by Clemence Poesy as they seek to solve an entirely new case. When a passenger plane crashes into the English Channel, Karl and Elise are called upon by their nations to investigate the incident. With everyone on board dead, the investigation takes a sinister turn and the duo are forced into an investigation which will test their alliance to the very limits.
Joining the creative and technical crew for this series is director Mark Barker, most famous for the stunning Broadchurch. Alongside him come producer Julian Stevens (The Fall), and the return of master scribe Ben Richards (Spooks) returns are the lead writer for another gripping production of The Tunnel. With this series, we'll see how the pair deal with their last traumatic case together and explore how the characters learn to live with the horror that seems to follow them wherever they go.
Zai Bennett, Director, Sky Atlantic, said “Boasting fantastic nuanced performances by Clémence Poésy and Stephen Dillane and a totally gripping story, it is easy to see why the first series of this crime thriller struck a real chord with Sky Atlantic viewers. The Tunnel 2: Debris reunites the acting tour-de-force with world-class writing and production teams, ensuring this new original series will have customers on the edge of their seats once more.”
Manda Levin, Executive Producer for Kudos, stated: “I’m delighted that we’re back in production for a second series with our two phenomenal leads, Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy at the helm. The Tunnel’s success stems from powerful, intelligent writing, with direction and acting to match and their absorbing and compelling performances gave real depth to Ben Richards thrilling scripts. Good drama is drama you don’t want to end and which leaves you longing for the next episode. As the train entered The Tunnel at the close of the first series, we as producers couldn’t wait to begin work on series two, desperate to see what lies in store for Karl and Elise”
The Tunnel 2 is part of Sky's grand plan to draw customers into the Sky ecosystem with unmissable drama. So far, the plan seems to be working with fewer customers leaving via the Sky telephone numbers and Sky adding over 200,000 customers in the UK alone last year, indicating a plan which is working wonders for the company.
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