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The Fall renewed for second series

The Fall

Story by Jack Foley

GILLIAN Anderson crime drama The Fall has been renewed for a second series.

The thriller, which co-stars Jamie Dornan, has delivered BBC2 its biggest drama series launch in eight years, prompting the decision to re-commission the series for a sophomore run.

The series focuses on Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (played by former X-Files star Anderson) who is brought to Belfast to help catch serial killer Paul Spector (Dornan).

Announcing the decision to renew, 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.”

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