Sky Atlantic has ordered a third and final season of crime thriller The Tunnel.
Written by the show’s lead writer Emilia Di Girolamo (Law & Order: UK), The Tunnel: Vengeance will see Clémence Poésy and Stephen Dillane return as Elise Wassermann and Karl Roebuck in six new episodes.
Dillane commented: “It is strange that this is the last time we’ll work together as Karl and Elise. It’s been nothing but a pleasure to work with Clemence, who is both a lovely woman and a beautiful actress. I expect that Emilia and the team at Kudos have a suitably devastating finale up their sleeve.”
Poésy added: “This final, bone-chilling chapter in Elise and Karl’s story sees Elise make shocking discoveries that shake her to her very core. Playing a character as nuanced and complicated as she is has been the greatest privilege and saying goodbye to her and the wonderful synergy I share with the incredible Stephen Dillane will not be easy.”
The official synopsis for the new season reads: “With Brexit a real possibility, The Tunnel: Vengeance is set in Europe amidst hysteria around a refugee crisis, the increasing threat and horror of terrorism and with far-right groups growing in power.
“In this series we follow detectives Karl and Elise as they are faced with a toxic and terrifying duo whose hideous crimes see them take ever more dark and desperate measures to provoke the police into collaborating on their desperate endgame. Against this, is the backdrop of Karl’s fractured family life and a miscarriage of justice from Elise’s past that shakes her to her core.”
Head of drama for Sky, Anne Mensah teased: “In The Tunnel: Vengeance we return to our incomparable English and French detective duo, Karl and Elise, examining questions which politically couldn’t be more pertinent. This final instalment will be the perfect ending to the emotional journey we’ve been on across three fantastic series!”
The Tunnel: Vengeance will be directed by Anders Engstrom and Giles Bannier.
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