Exclusive: BBC Two has ordered The Fall, a new five episode drama series from writer Allan Cubitt (Murphy’s Law, Prime Suspect). The series is being produced by Artists Studio and revolves around a PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) investigation in Belfast into a string of Murders. Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, Bleak House) has been cast in the lead role of Detective Superintendent Gibson, who arrives at the Belfast police station to review the murder investigation or more specifically why no progress has been made on the case. Casting is currently underway for the remaining roles with production slated to begin next month on location in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Fall is expected to air on BBC Two later on in the year.
Speaking of the series, Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, said: “The Fall is a unique, forensic and characterful take on a classic genre that continues BBC Two’s commitment to original British drama in 2012. Cubitt’s rich and complex psychological thriller combined with another compelling performance from Gillian Anderson will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.”