Fabrice de la Patelliere, Canal Plus’ director of French fiction and co-productions, said that Karl and Elise “will embark on a spiral of events whose ramifications across Europe resonate strongly with the news today”.
The Tunnel began broadcast on 16 October 2013 on Sky Atlantic in the UK, and on 11 November 2013 on Canal+ in France.
The series stars Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy as British and French police detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wasserman, respectively.
The plot follows the two detectives working together to find a serial killer who left the upper-half body of a French politician and the lower-half of a British prostitute in the Channel Tunnel, at the midpoint between France and the UK.
They later learn that the killer—who comes to be nicknamed the "Truth Terrorist"—is on a moral crusade to highlight many social problems, terrorising both countries in the process.
Of all the Scandi-noir remakes, The Tunnel (based on original series The Bridge) proved a cut above the rest.
The series, which saw a British and French police offer forced to work together after body parts were found in the Channel Tunnel, is back with an all-new series on Sky Atlantic.
Here’s five things you need to know about the new run.
1) It’s different to Season 2 of The Bridge While the first series of The Tunnel stuck fairly closely to the original plot of The Bridge, transposed to the English Channel with a British and French officer forced to work together, Series 2 is going its own way.
This time around, the plot concerns a plane that crashes in the Channel, killing everyone on board – an incident which might be connected to other strange goings-on in the Channel Tunnel.
2) Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy are back Like the original show, the central pairing remains the same for round two – Game of Thrones’ Stephen Dillane is back as British policeman Karl Roebuck, while Harry Potter actress Clémence Poésy returns as Elise Wassermann.
New for this series is Emilia Fox, of Silent Witness fame and The Wire’s Clarke Peters.