A second season of The Tunnel will begin filming in the UK and France next month.
Based on the Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge, The Tunnel launched on Sky Atlantic in October 2013.
The Tunnel 2: Debris will re-unite Game of Thrones star Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy as seasoned British detective Karl Roebuck and his French counterpart Elise Wasserman.
Ben Richards (Spooks) returns as lead writer, with Mike Barker (Broadchurch) directing the eight new one-hour episodes.
Zai Bennett, Director, Sky Atlantic, commented: “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.”
Executive producer Manda Levin added: “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 official synopsis reads: “When a passenger plane mysteriously crashes into the English Channel killing everyone on board, Roebuck and Wasserman are sent to investigate on behalf of their respective countries. With the emotions and tribulations of their previous case behind them, the pair are once again thrust into a joint investigation which will test their unlikely alliance.”
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