[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."
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's second) on 4/9/15
DESCRIPTION: (from Pivot's press release, April 2015) Participant Media's television network, Pivot, and Sky Atlantic, today announced a second season of the highly praised drama, "Fortitude," ahead of the finale of the first season, tonight at 10 p.m. ET. The first season of "Fortitude," led by an all-star cast including Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Sofie Grabol, Richard Dormer and Christopher Eccleston, told the story of a close-knit community thrown into turmoil by a violent crime. Above-average temperatures in the Arctic town reveal more than just a crime, and "Fortitude" transports viewers through a world of intrigue and suspense.