Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan will return for a third series of The Fall

Final season for Spector and Gibson story

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BBC Two has confirmed that Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson will return for a third and final series of The Fall.

Written by Alan Cubitt, the Belfast based psychological thriller, which focuses on serial killer Paul Spector (Dornan) and DSI Stella Gibson’s (Anderson) pursuit to bring the him to justice, will return for five hour-long episodes.

The end of the second series saw Spector’s life hanging in the balance as he bled-out in Gibson’s arms after being shot.

Cubitt revealed earlier in the year of his confidence of a third series commission.

Writer and director Allan Cubitt says: “We’d like to thank the BBC, Kim Shillinglaw, Ben Stephenson and Stephen Wright for showing such confidence in the drama we have created with Artists Studio. The cliffhanger ending of season two was conceived in the hope of further exploring the characters and the themes that are at the heart of The Fall. We’re grateful to be given this opportunity by the BBC.”

Watch the series 3 teaser below…

Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama, says: “The story is far from over. Allan has known the end game from the beginning – the cat and mouse game between Gillian and Jamie has one last act to play out. Who will win?”

Gub Neal, Producer, Artists Studio, says: “It’s thrilling to be continuing the story between Stella Gibson and Paul Spector. A third season gives Allan Cubitt and Artists Studio a chance to pursue the investigation in a way that few crime dramas ever do and complete a cycle of events which will have held audiences for over three years.”

The Fall is expected to return in 2016.