Dillane will be joined by Birdsong star Clemence Poesy, and the thrilling crime drama will be directed by Dominik Moll (The Monk, Lemming).
The 10-part series has been adapted by Ben Richards (Spooks), and is based on the format of The Bridge, but 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 (Dillane) and Elise Wassermann (Poésy) 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
The Tunnel will launch later in the year on Sky Atlantic HD.