The Tunnel: Sabatoge

(Rochester, NY) – The multi-award winning British crime drama The Tunnel returns with second season, titled The Tunnel: Sabatoge. The eight-part series premieres Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV. The pragmatic, meticulous and newly promoted Commander Elise Wasserman, played by Clémence Poésy (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II”), and laconic but brilliant DCI Karl Roebuck, played by the International Emmy Award-winning Stephen Dillane (“Game of Thrones”), return for the second season of Ben Richards’ series.

In The Tunnel: Sabatoge, the investigative pair reunites to examine the case of a French couple abducted from the Eurotunnel, leaving behind their traumatized small daughter, Chloe Fournier. The case becomes complicated when a plane carrying British and French passengers crashes into the Channel killing everyone on board.

Suddenly the duo is faced with far bigger questions, and people are waiting for answers. As Wasserman and Roebuck pick their way through the clues thrown up by a vast field of debris, forging connections as they go, they are confronted with sinister and complicated forces at play. In a terrifying game of brinksmanship, they risk everything in the pursuit of true justice.

“Season One of The Tunnel found a dedicated hyper loyal fan base on PBS stations with its thrilling storyline and stellar cast,” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming, PBS. “We are extremely excited to be bringing back this crime drama for a second season this summer, with even more enthralling plot lines and twists.”

Based on the original hit Swedish series from Filmlance International, “The Bridge,” and created by Hans Rosenfeldt, Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, The Tunnel: Sabatoge is produced by Kudos and Shine France Films for Sky Atlantic HD UK and Canal+ France and distributed by Endemol Shine International. Executive producers include Manda Levin, Karen Wilson and Ben Richards, alongside Nora Melhli, Director of Drama at Shine France Films and Lars Blomgren, Managing Director of Filmlance. The series is produced by Julian Stevens.

In addition to Poésy and Dillane, The Tunnel: Sabatoge features an impressive international cast, with appearances from Paul Schneider as Koba, Emilia Fox as Vanessa Hamilton, Clarke Peters as Sonny Persaud, William Ash as Boleslaw “BB” Borowski, Laura De Boer as Eryka Klein, Hannah John-Kamen as Rosa Persaud, Stanley Townsend as Mike Bowden, Con O’Neill as Neil Grey and Johan Heldenbergh as Robert Fournier.

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