Sky has commissioned a second series of its Anglo-French drama, The Tunnel.
The second series reunites Karl Roebuck, the British detective played by Stephen Dillane, and and his French counterpart Elise Wasserman, portrayed by Clémence Poésy.
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.
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.”
The series is a co-production with Kudos and CANAL+ and was inspired by the 2011 Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge.
Fabrice De La Patellière, Director of French Fiction and co-productions for CANAL+ said: “The Tunnel will once again feature strong and original characters Elise Wasserman and Karl Roebuck joining forces on a case that sees the dramatic involvement of their two countries.
“Drawn into a spiral of events whose ramifications for modern-day Europe resonate strongly with recent events, the pair must put their differences, nationalities and interests aside as they combine their investigative talents and personal qualities to fight a dangerous enemy.”
Manda Levin, Executive Producer for Kudos, added: “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”