‘The Fall’ Series 2 begins filming

The hunt for Spector continues in ‘The Fall’ Series 2

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Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan have commenced filming on the much anticipated second series of BBC Two drama, The Fall.

Written by Allan Cubitt (The Hanging Gale, Prime Suspect 2) and filmed in Belfast, the 6-part drama picks up where series one left off, with Anderson starring as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson continuing her increasingly desperate hunt for the serial murderer Paul Spector (Dornan).

A personal link from Spector’s past opens up some clues for Gibson but provokes Spector in way that threatens to jeopardise the whole investigation. Gibson is forced to take ever greater risks but the closer she comes to capturing him, the more Spector trespasses into her private world, delighting in taunting and provoking her. As the net gradually tightens around him he becomes psychologically ever more dangerous and destructive.

Also returning is John Lynch as ACC Jim Burns and Bronagh Waugh as Spector’s wife Sally-Ann.

On her return to the role, Gillian Anderson says: “I’m over the moon to be back in production with this team again and to step into the shoes of the elusive Stella for what promises to be an even darker second season.”

Jamie Dornan says: “I’m delighted to be back in production for the second series of The Fall. Allan Cubitt has outdone himself, and the scripts are stunning.”

Writer and director Allan Cubitt says: “I’m incredibly pleased to be back in Belfast working with producer Julian Stevens and so many of the original crew who made series one of The Fall such a pleasure to work on. As writer/director I will be relying on them even more this time. I’m incredibly grateful to the BBC for allowing me this opportunity and the chance to continue my working partnership with Gub Neal of the Artists Studio.”

Gub Neal, producer, adds: “To be continuing with everything that distinguished Allan Cubitt’s first season of The Fall, and made it truly genre breaking, is a true delight. The excavations into character, and the dark heart of a serial killer, in a such a truthful way has been made possible only through the depth of Al’s writing, the outstanding quality of the central performances and of course the unique patina of Belfast City.

“We have been fortunate enough to bring together all these elements once again through the generosity of an extended re-commission by the BBC and look forward to rewarding audiences with the next chapter of this compelling drama.”

The drama is a Fables Limited production in association with Artists Studio. Gub Neal and Julian Stevens will produce with Allan Cubitt and Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin acting as executive producers.

The first series of The Fall became BBC Two’s biggest drama series to launch in over 10 years with a consolidated average audience of 4.3m.