Sky Atlantic have announced The Tunnel: Vengeance, a third and final instalment of the crime thriller with Clémence Poésy and Stephen Dillane. Ever since the gripping end of The Tunnel: Sabotage (season 2) we’ve been desperate to know if we’ll be getting another season.
The Tunnel: Vengeance brings together the adored and unlikely Anglo-French duo Karl Roebuck (Dillane) and Elise Wassermann (Poésy) for their last outing. Another new and original story, this six part final instalment is penned by lead writer Emilia Di Girolamo (Law & Order: UK).
Stephen Dillane said:
It is strange that this is the last time we’ll work together as Karl and Elise. It’s been nothing but a pleasure to work with Clemence, who is both a lovely woman and a beautiful actress. I expect that Emilia and the team at Kudos have a suitably devastating finale up their sleeve.
With Brexit a real possibility, The Tunnel: Vengeance is set in Europe amidst hysteria around a refugee crisis, the increasing threat and horror of terrorism and with far-right groups growing in power.
Detectives Karl and Elise are 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. Against this, is the backdrop of Karl’s fractured family life and a miscarriage of justice from Elise’s past that shakes her to her core.
Clémence Poésy said:
This final, bone-chilling chapter in Elise and Karl’s story sees Elise make shocking discoveries that shake her to her very core. Playing a character as nuanced and complicated as she is has been the greatest privilege and saying goodbye to her and the wonderful synergy I share with the incredible Stephen Dillane will not be easy.
The Tunnel: Vengeance is produced by Kudos, the makers of BAFTA award-winning Broadchurch and is executive produced by Manda Levin and Karen Wilson for Kudos. The producer is Toby Welch, and the series will be directed by Anders Engstrom and Giles Bannier. International distribution is to be handled by Endemol Shine International.
The Tunnel: Vengeance release date is set for December 14th, 2017. EF will keep you updated as more news is released. For now you can read the 10 things we wanted from The Tunnel season 3 and let us know your thoughts and wishes in the comments.