The Fall Season 3 is on the way to BBC Two, the BBC has announced.
The psychological thriller, created, written and directed by Allan Cubitt, gained an average of 3.3 million viewers and 12.5 percent share of the audience during its second season, making it one of BBC Two’s highest performing dramas of 2014.
The season finale was watched by 3.6 million consolidated viewers, while the show has also been sold to 200 countries, including Netflix in the US. Season 1 of the show has since arrived on Amazon Prime in the UK.
Now, the broadcaster has announced that the story will continue, with both Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan returning as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson and serial killer Paul Spector.
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.”
The five-part series will return to Belfast as the complex relationship between Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson and Paul Spector intensifies and the story of the investigation into the murders becomes more complex and intricate.
The series was commissioned by Kim Shillinglaw, Controller, BBC Two and Ben Stephenson, Controller of Drama Commissioning, and is executive produced by Stephen Wright through BBC Northern Ireland.
Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama, adds: “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?”
Here’s a teaser of the third – and presumably final – season:
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