BBC bosses have ordered a second series of The Fall, Allan Cubitt’s crime thriller which stars Gillian Anderson as a detective seconded to Belfast from London’s Metropolitan Police to review an unsolved high-profile murder.
Rather than follow the traditional “whodunit” approach, the series offers a “will-they-stop-him?” story with the culprit identified from the start.
Viewers of the first three episodes have seen killer Paul Spector (played by Jamie Dornan) go to work, kiss his wife and children goodnight, and then go out killing.
The show has become BBC Two’s biggest drama series in eight years with an average audience of 3.5 million and 15.4% share.
Confirming plans for the second series, BBC Drama Controller Ben Stephenson, said: “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 cliff-hanger but what we can say is it will be surprising and intense as the first.”
Writer Cubitt added: “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.”
The final episode of series one will air on June 10th at 9pm.