Sky Atlantic’s latest original drama series The Tunnel – which is an adaptation of the Scandinavian series Bron which was co-produced by French broadcaster Canal+ and has been hailed as TV’s first bilingual series – will premiere on Wednesday October 16th at 9pm, it has been announced.
An adaptation of Scandinavian series The Bridge, The Tunnel is set against the backdrop of Europe in crisis. When a prominent French politician is found dead on the border between the UK and France, detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann are sent to investigate on behalf of their respective countries. However, the case takes a surreal turn when a shocking discovery is made at the crime scene, forcing the French and British police into an uneasy partnership. As the serial killer uses ever more elaborate and ingenious methods to highlight the moral bankruptcy of modern society, Karl and Elise are drawn deeper into his increasingly personal agenda. Kudos Film & TV and Shine France are producing the 10 episode series, which stars Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones), Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter), Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones), Tom Bateman (Da Vinci’s Demons), Tobi Bakare (Silent Witness), Jeanne Balibar (All About Actresses), Thibault de Montalembert (Days of Glory), Mathieu Carrièrre, Angel Coulby (Merlin) & Jack Lowden (Mrs Biggs).
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.