BBC Two’s ‘The Fall’ gets second series

The Fall to return.

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BBC Two has announced a second series commission for, The Fall starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan.

The announcement comes with three episodes of series one still to air and successful ratings for the channel with an average audience of 3.5 million so far.

The cat and mouse thriller written by Alan Cubitt focuses on Belfast serial killer Paul Spector (Dornan) and Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Anderson), who is brought in from the Met to help catch him.

Ben Stephenson, controller of BBC Drama, said: “The Fall has proved both a critical and ratings hit for BBC Two and another reminder of the resurgence of drama on the channel.

“With more of Allan Cubitt’s intricate and thrilling plot revelations yet to unfold through the captivating performances of Gillian and Jamie, a second series is a must.

“Obviously we can’t give too much away as the first series builds to a gripping cliffhanger, but what we can say is it will be surprising and intense as the first.”

Writer and creator Allan Cubitt added: “The BBC has been an incredibly supportive partner in this project, and working with BBC NI and the Artists Studio has been the best experience of my career to date.

“I always envisioned The Fall as a returning series and wish to congratulate both Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan who have played their parts to perfection.”

The Fall continues on Monday nights on BBC Two at 9pm, with the series one finale on 10th June.