‘The Tunnel: Vengeance’ Returns For Final Series
‘The Tunnel’ is coming back for a last season (sad) called ‘Vengeance‘! No news on the premiere date though:
Sky Atlantic will also be bringing back a third and final instalment of Kudos’ crime-thriller The Tunnel: Vengeance, starring Clémence Poésy and Stephen Dillane. The finale reunites the unlikely Anglo-French detective duo for their last outing. The six-part final instalment is written by Emilia Di Girolamo (Law & Order: UK). Series sees the detectives faced with a toxic and terrifying duo whose hideous crimes see them take ever more dark and desperate measures to provoke the police into collaborating on their desperate endgame.
PBS’ ‘The Tunnel’ Sees Light on August 9
‘The Tunnel’ comes to DVD and BluRay on August 9
“THE TUNNEL” will be available on DVD and Blu-ray August 9, 2016. The run time of this program is approximately 450 minutes on 3 discs. The DVD SRP is $49.99 and the Blu-ray SRP is $59.99. The DVD and Blu-ray also includes 20 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, cast interviews, and more. The program will also be available for digital download.
‘The Tunnel,’ on PBS, Is Britain’s Answer to ‘The Bridge’
USA fans, can now see Clemence Poesy on PBS starting on June 19!
It’s a perfect show for the age of Brexit: A woman is found dead at the midpoint of the Channel Tunnel, half her body in France and the other half in Britain, and detectives from both countries are called to investigate. But what begins as one murder becomes two, with the bodies bisected at the waist and positioned to form a single corpse, in “The Tunnel,” debuting Sunday, June 19, on PBS. “Look, she comes apart like the eurozone!” the butcher — nicknamed the Truth Terrorist because he claims to kill to shed light on societal woes — later taunts.
Adapted from “The Bridge,” the Scandinavian noir set on the Oresund Bridge linking Sweden and Denmark, and centered on the socially inept detective Saga Noren, “The Tunnel” hews closely to the original. Clémence Poésy portrays the French detective Elise Wasserman, standing in for Noren, as a brilliantly odd bird. Stephen Dillane is her British counterpart, Karl Roebuck, who half-jokingly wonders if her bad manners are because she’s Gallic. Above ground, the setting volleys between the white cliffs of Dover and the beach of Calais. You might have seen the story before (an adaptation on FX placed the body on the United States-Mexico border), but not played out quite like this.
L’express interview: Tunnel 2: Clémence Poésy in the skin of a tormented co p
L’Express talked with Clémence (in french) about The Tunnel 2 (here):
Divided between the big and the small screen. Sometimes in France, sometimes elsewhere. Between films, Clémence Poésy reprised his role of Elise, a tortured cop, in season 2 Tunnel on Canal + from Monday night. At 33, Clémence Poésy, daughter of actor and director of theater Étienne Guichard and a French teacher, has spent half her life on camera. Growing up, she soon discovered the reality of this precarious profession, but also saw from her father the fun as much as her mother.
Acting satisfies her urge to tell stories and to tell stories about her characters. This is also the moment she prefers, the one where she built step by step into a new role. Since 1999, she had time to embody some. And learned from each of them.
The telefilm Gunpowder, Treason and Plot, where she played Mary Stuart, proved that she had a place in this business. The saga Harry Potter has placed on the media world and allowed her to access to other roles. Jeanne Captive finally gave her the feeling of playing in a movie as someone important. In season 2 The Tunnel, Clémence Poésy shows her character Elise, a tortured cop this time “going through something brutal, to face someone she was and that she had forgotten.” She found mostly the actor who most taught her, Stephen Dillane. “It has changed my way of working. This is someone who questions many things. He does not share a scene if doesn’t have all the answers, if he did not understand at all the nuances. So he creates different layers of depth and reading, and it is amazing to see. “
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Interview: The Tunnel returns to our TV screens
After a successful first run, The Tunnel is back with an original story for the second series. The show’s stars, and writer Ben Richards, tell Keeley Bolger about the new plots, social awkwardness and how a Brexit might affect the future of co-productions
Ben Richards is exasperated at the criticism levelled at his drama The Tunnel, which is a remake of Swedish show The Bridge.
“I was sent season one of The Bridge by a producer, who said, ‘This is an amazing Scandinavian show, no one’s going to watch it, let’s do a remake of it’,” explains the TV writer, also known for his work on Spooks.
“This is why I get p***ed off when people go, ‘Why did they do a remake of a hugely successful Scandinavian import?’ Well, it wasn’t a hugely successful Scandinavian import at the time.
“Pretty much like with Homeland and the Israeli show [it was based on]. Nobody had heard of it before they did the remake.”
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