Netflix has closed a deal with Content Film & Television to acquire the exclusive US broadcast rights to BBC Two’s upcoming drama series The Fall, TVWise has confirmed. The news, which was first reported by Broadcast, comes as Netflix is ramping up its offering of exclusive series through both acquired programming and originals, with its newest entry Hemlock Grove slated to premiere on the streaming service tomorrow. Word is that the The Fall will be made available on Netflix closely behind the series’ premiere on BBC Two this May.
Created by Allan Cubitt, The Fall revolves around a PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) investigation in Belfast into a string of Murders. After the PSNI are unable to make any progress on the case(s), Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson, who is on secondment from London’s Metropolitan Police Service, arrives at the Belfast police station to review the murder investigation and close the case. The drama series stars Gillian Anderson as Detective Superintendent Gibson and Jamie Dornan as Paul Spector, a serial killer who is terrorising the city of Belfast.
The series also features a large supporting cast which includes Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Gerard McCarthy (Hollyoaks), Bronagh Waugh (Hollyoaks), Niamh McGrady (Upstairs Downstairs), Emmett Scanlan (Hollyoaks), John Lynch (The Jury), Simon Delaney (Roy), Karen Hassan (Hollyoaks) and Séainín Brennan (Hidden). The five part drama series is produced by Artists Studio in association with Northern Ireland Screen and BBC Northern Ireland, with Jakob Verbruggen serving as series director and Allan Cubitt, Justin Thomson-Glover, Patrick Irwin & Stephen Wright serving as executive producers.