(from Pivot's press release, July 2014) Pivot announced today at the summer 2014 TCA press tour, a January 2015 premiere for Fortitude, the network's first original scripted drama. Airing in 12 one-hour episodes, the series tells the story of the small, Arctic town of Fortitude whose peaceful existence is shattered after a brutal and shocking murder. Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer) leads the investigation and is forced to work alongside DCI Morton (Stanley Tucci), a detective who's flown into Fortitude. As the search for the killer progresses, the list of suspects - and suspicions - grows. Starring Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones, The Hunger Games), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, The King's Speech), Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World, Lucan), Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing), Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones, Good Vibrations), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife, The Woman in Black), Luke Treadaway (Clash of the Titans), Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy) and Johnny Harris (This is England). Fortitude was filmed on location in Iceland and the UK. Pivot is the exclusive US television home for the series produced by Fifty Fathoms Productions, which sits under the umbrella of Tiger Aspect and Endemol, for Sky Atlantic HD.