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.
A new press release for the new series of Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude includes interviews and promotional stills with Robert Sheehan and cast! For those who like spoilers, there are also some new episode summaries!
If you can’t access the official press release for any reason, you can always find them in full resolution in the photo gallery, along with the original still (exclusively without text).
Wishing a wonderful 29th birthday to the most talented, kindhearted and cheekiest Irishman, Robert Sheehan! Thank you for inspiring us every day! I hope you enjoy your birthday! With love, Robert Sheehan Daily. <3
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It’s 2017 already! Let’s have a look back at 2016’s eventful year for Robert Sheehan and run-down the exciting projects we can expect very soon.
January kicks off with a stunning new photoshoot & interview for Fault Magazine [Exclusive scans also available in HQ] and the US theatre and VOD release of Moonwalkers along with a couple of great interviews and movie stills.
By the end of January, Robert chats to Spacehop about his involvement in an entertaining video interview, we got quite a giggle out of that one!
Robert joins the cast of Sky Atlantic’s arctic thriller Fortitude Season 2 in February and heads over to Iceland and London to film his scenes (with breaks) until June. In April, Robert is featured in Issue 10 of Hunger Magazine.
The very first promotional still of Robert’s character in Fortitude is released in May, as well as the premiere of Banshee Betty by The Toilers which stars Robert alongside Charlie Murphy. You can find behind the scenes photos from social media in our photo gallery.
In June, Robert attends The Spoils premiere in London, wearing his trademark bright bottoms which you can find photos, including some exclusive ones in our gallery. Robert flys to Ireland days later to compete in the 2016 Kerry Challenge with his brother Brendan to raise money for EB (epidermolysis bullosa). What a wonderful man!
June also marks a special event for Robert as the world premiere of Jet Trash gets great praise at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scotland, and again, we see some awesome bright pants on the red carpet! HQ’s are available in the gallery, along with a sneak peek at the film here. (scroll down a little)
When September comes around, it was announced that Robert joined the cast of Ben Elton’s first Australian feature film Three Summers. Robert flys over to Australia to commence filming alongside Rebecca Breeds in Perth until mid-October. Shortly after he arrives, we get our first round of HQ photos from the set.
In October, the exciting trailer for Jet Trash finally drops! November, we get a cheeky video interview with HeyUGuys and in December, Robert travels to Portland to film Bad Samaritan alongside David Tennant until early January.
Also in December, the release of The Bigger Picture (part 1) drops online on Vimeo. Expect part 2 to come soon!
What an exciting year we had! With even more coming this year, it’s going to be busy! By the rate of how things have progressed in 2016, we will have plenty to watch this year! We get to see Fortitude Season 2 on Sky Atlantic that will be premiering very soon on January 26 in the UK. For Australian’s (most likely UK as well) will hopefully see Three Summers in August. The long awaited Geostorm that has had a release date change SO many times that hopefully it’s settled for October. We will also be looking forward to Bad Samaritan (possible worldwide release) sometime this year, along with Robert’s newest worldwide release project for Netflix called Mute.
What are you looking forward to the most this year? I can’t believe how fast 2016 disappeared! (:
*New Years post inspired by rupert-grint.us*