First teaser for Sky Atlantic's The Tunnel
The Tunnel, a UK/French new take on Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge, comes to Sky Atlantic in October...
More than a simple remake, Ben Richards' The Tunnel takes the concept, characters, and select scenes from hit original Danish/Swedish series The Bridge and translates them into a cross-Channel setting that's peppered with insights into Anglo-French relations.
Stephen Dillane and Clemence Poesy star as the English and French lead detectives thrown together by a manipulative serial killer (is there any other kind?) in the series, which unfurls against the backdrop of Europe in financial crisis.
Yes, there's more than a hint of the chalk and cheese buddy cop convention in the central relationship, but when it's done with the humour and intrigue of The Tunnel, the odd couple stuff finds fresh relevancy. Contrary to national sterotypes, Dillane's Karl Roebuck isn't the uptight Brit, nor is Poesy's Elise Wassermann a hot-headed bon-viveur...
Here's a teaser for the new ten-part bilingual series, due to air on Sky Atlantic in the UK and on Canal Plus in France in October.
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