Robert Sheehan chats with Digital Spy about Fortitude which will be airing in just TWO days on Sky Atlantic. We also get a new quality promotional still of Robert!
It was the TV show that brought us a woman’s gut being torn open with a fork… and now Fortitude is back for more “graphic madness”.
The first series of Sky Atlantic’s chiller – which aired in 2015 – told a dark and twisted tale about parasitic wasps which invaded the human body, provoking violent behaviour in their hosts.
The story for series two is strictly under wraps, but actor Robert Sheehan – who joins the show as the enigmatic Vladek Klimov – has promised that it would be pulling back on the bloodshed.
“I can’t say [what happens] but loads of people get murdered,” Sheehan told press including Digital Spy.
“The show doesn’t pull any punches, which is really interesting. There’s a sort of an etiquette to TV anywhere in the world – there are parts emotionally and graphically where the show has to lean away from its own intensity…
“But I think this show very much stayed with, and challenged the audience to stay with, the graphic madness of the show. It’s a lot to take when you start watching it.”
The ex-Misfits star described his character Vladek as “a young man on a mission” – hell-bent on confronting the evil force that has descended upon Fortitude.
“From the hangover of the first series, he feels there’s a deep fundamental illness in the place that he has to deal with. He’s a man who has inherited this responsibility. He talks about it historically, it’s not the first time – it’s a fight that has happened before.
“It’s not immediately obvious at first, but he is good and has good intentions, however twisted his actions might seem.”
Fortitude returns to Sky Atlantic on Thursday (January 26) at 9pm. The entire 10-part series will also be available to watch on Sky Box Sets, immediately after episode one airs.