Sky Atlantic announces the commission of The Tunnel, a new crime drama based on Scandi TV series The Bridge

From yesterday’s Cult Box.  The ten-part series co-production with CANAL+ will air later in 2013 and will be bilingual – a first in broadcasting for both the UK and France.

The official synopsis reads: ‘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…’

I don’t know about you but I’m struggling to work out which of the Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann pair is British and which is French.

The series will be primarily set in Folkestone and Calais.  See the above link for more information.

4 thoughts on “Sky Atlantic announces the commission of The Tunnel, a new crime drama based on Scandi TV series The Bridge

  1. Norman Price

    Why are you struggling? In years to come people will ask the quiz question; Which country won Dressage medals at the Olympics with Charlotte Dujardin and Laura Bechtolsheimer?😉

    1. crimeficreader Post author

      Point taken. 😉 I bet the writers of The Tunnel are big dressage fans. When they get out of Folkestone on the British side I bet Blackheath will feature…

  2. Mrs P.

    Oh I have to laugh. From my post of April last year on The Bridge : ‘I’m not sure if this is a first, but I find the idea of a bilingual crime series quite fascinating (imagine, for example, a British/French series investigating a murder at the exact centre of the Channel Tunnel!).’ Does this get me some brownie points, please?

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