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[04/16/14 - 08:33 AM]
Participant Media's Pivot Increases Commitment to Originals with Four New Shows, Eleven Series in Development, New Scripted Drama, Franchise Award Show, Over 300 Hours of Original Programming in 2014
Highlights include "Fortitude," a dark drama series, with psychological and thriller elements, that follows the residents of an Arctic town unlike any other place on Earth.

[12/12/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 12
Updates include: FX gives pilot order to Kurt Sutter's "The Bastard Executioner"; Starz pulls out of licensing "Fortitude"; and ABC picks up four more episodes of "Shark Tank."

[07/26/13 - 12:42 PM]
Starz at TCA: No "Boss" Movie, "Incursion" Still in the Works
Plus: Chris Albrecht talks about the future of "Magic City" and what's ahead in 2014.

[04/08/13 - 09:15 AM]
Sky Atlantic Announces Major New Drama Co-Production with Starz, "Fortitude"
The commission is part of Sky's commitment to increase investment in original British content by 50%, and by 2014.







FORTITUDE (PIVOT)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
4/8/13 - 4/16/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
network passed on 12/12/13
DESCRIPTION:
(from Starz's press release, April 2013) Sky Atlantic HD today (8th April 2013) announces its most ambitious drama commission to date, FORTITUDE, a 13-part drama co-production with US network Starz. FORTITUDE is a Fifty Fathoms / Tiger Aspect production, exclusively for Sky Atlantic in the UK and Starz in the USA. The drama is the first co-production between Sky and Starz, and forms part of Sky's continued investment in original content. The series is written by Simon Donald (Low Winter Sun) and will be Executive Produced by Anne Mensah and Madonna Baptiste for Sky, Patrick Spence and Simon Donald for Fifty Fathoms and Tiger Aspect and Colin Callender for Starz. The series was commissioned by Anne Mensah for Sky Atlantic HD. FORTITUDE is a place like nowhere else. Although surrounded by the savage beauty of the Arctic landscape, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. 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.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anne Mensah as EP
· Colin Callender as EP (Starz)
· Madonna Baptiste as EP
· Patrick Spence as EP
· Simon Donald as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Fifty Fathoms
· Tiger Aspect Productions