Fortitude Season 2 picks up “very directly” after the events of the first season, albeit it with a seven week time-jump, executive producer Simon Donald has confirmed.
Sky Atlantic and Pivot renewed the mystery drama earlier this week, and Donald tells Radio Times that despite rumblings that Season 2 would be a reboot, it will actually be a complete continuation of the story, with a mixture of existing and fresh characters entering the fray:
“We’ve lost a lot of fairly central characters to the horror that’s been plaguing Fortitude. Most of the people who are left standing are coming back and will be supplemented by some people from Fortitude that we haven’t met yet, and a couple of in-comers.
“The astonishingly fruitful world that’s available to us as a consequence of what we did in that little town from the first episode is a lot more interesting than going ‘reboot and start again’ – that’s a terrible idea!
The fall-out from events like that – psychologically, emotionally, in terms of how the community copes, in terms of how people deal with what they had to do and what happened to them and their immediate family – is, dramatically, very, very rich, not something where you want to go ‘Ok, let’s start again with an invasion of killer, laser rabbits’.”
Fortitude Season 2 is slated for early 2016.