BBC Two has confirmed that The Fall is set to come to an end, as filming has begun on the third and final series.
The Fall debuted in 2013, and stars Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch and Archie Panjabi. The show centers around DSI Stella Gibson, a police officer assigned to the Police Service of Northern Ireland to assess the progress of a murder investigation that has remained active for longer than 28 days. When it becomes known that the serial killer is on the loose, Gibson works to find and capture Paul Spector, who is attacking and killing young women in the city of Belfast.
The second season of The Fall – which aired in 2014 – ended on a cliffhanger climax that is set to be resolved in the coming season. Colin Morgan is set to return in the third season, alongside new cast-members Ruth Bradley (Humans), Richard Coyle (Crossbones), Aisling Bea (Trollied), Krister Henriksson (Wallander) and Aiden McArdle (Mr Selfridge). Series regulars Emmett J Scanlan, Stuart Graham, Bronagh Waugh and Aisling Franciosi are also set to return.
In an interview, series creator and writer Alan Cubitt stated his excitement towards his show and its future: “I’ve been on a very exciting journey over the last five years with Stella Gibson and Paul Spector – the central characters of The Fall – and I’m thrilled to have recently started filming the third installment of their macabre, obsessive dance of death.”
“Gillian and Jamie have lived and breathed those characters during that time and I’ve been incredibly well-served as both writer and director by their stellar performances.”
Remind yourselves of the series in the video below.