Last week, Fortitude debuted on Pivot (a cable channel you may need help finding). The series is a murder mystery set in the Arctic town of Fortitude, population 713, and formerly known as “the safest place on Earth.”
The slow-moving, gorgeously-shot series has a lot of familiar elements to it — fans of other “conspiracy-laden murders in a small town where something supernatural may be at play” shows will see traces of Top of the Lake, Fargo, Twin Peaks, and more.
As I said in my review of the series, though, Fortitude still has a lot to prove (as in, will its glacially-slow approach end up building to a fever pitch, or will it just fade away?)
But for now, if you weren’t able to catch the premiere last week, or are just curious, you can check out the first episode for yourself below.
Fortitude stars Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston, Sofie Grabol, Luke Treadaway and Richard Dormer. The atmospheric series airs Thursday nights at 10 p.m. on Pivot.