Fortitude: Season 2 (2016 - 2017)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

Fortitude continues to effectively emulate the chilling gravitas of Scandinavian procedurals in a second season that ups the wintry sprawl, morbid mysteries, and routinely excellent performances.



Critic Ratings: 11


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User Ratings: 119

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Air date: Apr 12, 2017
Air date: Apr 14, 2017
Air date: Apr 14, 2017
Air date: Apr 14, 2017
Air date: Apr 14, 2017
Air date: Apr 14, 2017
Air date: Apr 14, 2017
Air date: Apr 14, 2017
Air date: Apr 14, 2017
Air date: Apr 14, 2017

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Series 2 begins several weeks after the events of series 1 and the strange goings-on continue in the town of Fortitude after a body is discovered.

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Critic Reviews for Fortitude Season 2

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

The early signs suggest that it is keen to build upon the elements of psychological horror -- with a splash of Seventies exploitation gore -- that best distinguish it from the catalog of Danish crime serials already on the market.

Jan 27, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Seems to boast a sleeker storyline that builds on all the aspects that Fortitude has always excelled in: a brilliant cast trapped in a unique setting.

May 23, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Yes, Fortitude is back - in all its mad, gory, moody glory - and straight away I'm hooked again.

Mar 12, 2019 | Full Review…

While it never quite hit the bonkers heights of the first season's best bits, this is a welcome return for Fortitude - engrossing and disturbing, there's enough here to convince you to take another bite.

Mar 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Atmospherically, it's pretty perfect. All the story lines hold the viewer's interest and the acting is strong throughout. If you want to be thoroughly unnerved and creeped out, this is your show.

Apr 14, 2017 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

The whole exhaustingly peculiar mess looked as great as ever, but bore no scrutiny; coherence has hardly been the point of Fortitude, which is best watched with tongue firmly in cheek or not at all.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Thankfully, in what you might term 'reverse True Detective syndrome', it feels like lessons have been learned from the first season and applied to the second.

Nov 6, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Fortitude is a weird series, but it's also unexpectedly easy to get pulled into.

Apr 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

What first seemed like the apotheosis of British television's fascination with Scandi crime drama, recruiting a hive of international stars to a world of snow and tasteful furnishings, actually became a more effective emulation of Scandi horror.

Mar 20, 2017 | Full Review…

The isolation of the town and the beautiful danger of its environment are superb starting points for a drama of danger, human extremes and paranoia. When it works, Fortitude offers all of this. It just needs a tighter focus.

Feb 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fortitude: Season 2

  • Sep 26, 2018
    The second season suffers even more than the first, and that is the obscure plot and chaotic environment. I understand the director wants this to be a mystery, but I'm not sure what to pay attention to. Do I try to understand the politics, relationships, killings, character development? Not sure what to pay attention to because just as I focus in on one thing, the story focuses on something else. I'm really hoping it ties in all at the end like the first season, but just 4 episodes in I'm finding it hard to continue!
  • Sep 20, 2018
    This is craziness! Season 2 was a fantastic mess of shockers and visuals I can't even start to describe. When the gore is ready to display itself, it tends to mean more than most others can do with meaningful dialogue. WEIRD.
  • May 24, 2018
    It's so bad and the characters have no development except when they're completely different from what they were in season 1? And they completely changed what happened to Elena and Dan and the whole Elena was eating a child bit???
  • Jan 30, 2018
    Season 2 is just okay in my opinion. The major addition is Dennis Quaid and his role is kind of ho-hum. This season is pretty violent and even I had to turn my head a couple times (which is saying a lot). I'm glad that Season 3 will be the final season because I'm really starting to lose interest in this series. Once again, this show will kill major characters off without even thinking twice.
  • Dec 17, 2017
    Love it ... cross between SyFi's Helix and Twin Peaks.
  • Jul 11, 2017
    Beautifully shot, but badly written. Initial plot quickly develops into a typical cocktail of the usual ingredients - strong women/goofy men/evil corporation/stupid government/too-good-looking-to-be-real-scientists/vodka-drinking-Russians/etc. etc. Season 1 plot stays on course a bit longer and overall is better that the 2nd.
  • Jun 02, 2017
    Seriously? People LIKED the second season? So nonsensical, so gory, and the ending? What the heck? I do not understand you people. Season 1 was really good, but Season 2? Crazy, and not in a good way.
  • May 05, 2017
    picky about my shows but this is genius on multiple levels.
  • Apr 24, 2017
    I am not going to admit to liking this series I will say it kept me riveted in a binge-watch of one weekend. Fortitude is a fictional town situated in the Norwegian portion of the Arctic. There are only 4 police officers for approximately 700 townspeople. The violence and visuals of this series go beyond graphic. Nudity, blood, violence, serial killings; this series has it all. The sex is rather mild and infrequent. Many of the characters act calmly and logically in one scene to randomly and bizarrely in the next scene. I would love to see how the show-runner for this series handles the next plot development should this series be renewed for a season 3. This series "jumps the shark" so many times that it becomes a metaphorical teacup ride at Disney World. I was looking for a quirky mystery series. I found a series that can best be described as Fargo on Ayahuascha. I recommend this series to viewers who like the series, American Horror Story, Lost, Game of Thrones, the movie American Psycho and any movie by Ingmar Bergman
  • Apr 21, 2017
    I have really enjoyed Fortitude season 1 and 2 - I really feel like I was transported to another world - and I loved the characters - when Hilde the Governor died it was very very sad - many of the leading characters were great and standout - I won't list them all but Dennis Quaid in season 2 was amazing and Stanley Tucci and Michael Gambon were amazing - but the rest of the cast were all great - very well directed and a great script - I really enjoyed this series - I am so glad I saw it - it made my life richer and it was a real treat to watch it all

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