First Look: Dennis Quaid in 'Fortitude' Season 2

Dennis Quaid in the second season of Sky/Participant Media's original drama 'Fortitude'

Quaid has joined the cast of Sky and Participant Media's returning Arctic thriller, due to air on Pivot and currently shooting in Iceland.

In the first-look photo from the second season of Fortitude, new recruit Dennis Quaid appears to have gone full fisherman.

The psychological thriller, an original series from European pay TV giant Sky and Participant Media's Pivot, is currently shooting in the north of Iceland, with Quaid having joined the returning Sofie Grabol (The Killing) and Richard Dormer ('71, Game of Thrones).

Set in a fictional Norwegian settlement in the Arctic, the new season will see a fresh murder once again rock the locals and plunge the town into turmoil, while the ongoing natural disturbances become even more dangerous. In addition to Quaid, new castmembers also include The Blacklist's Parminder Nagra, plus Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), Robert Sheehan (Misfits) and Ken Stott (The Missing).

The first season — which starred Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon and Christopher Eccleston — was the biggest drama commission by Sky's British Sky Atlantic channel, with the premiere viewed more than 3.2 million times and recently being nominated for four BAFTA craft awards. It also marked the first original scripted drama series for Pivot, becoming its highest-rated original series to date.

The series was created, written, and executive produced by Simon Donald, who has returned for the second series. Fifty Fathoms and Tiger Aspect are again producing with Sky Atlantic.

Like the first, the second season of Fortitude will be simulcast across Sky's European territories and on Pivot in the U.S., and is due to air later in 2016.

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