The second season of BBC Two’s ratings hit The Fall has now entered production in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the BBC announced today.
The show’s second season is poised to the pick up from the season one finale which saw serial killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) evading the police investigation headed by Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson). A personal link from Spector’s past opens up some clues for Gibson but provokes Spector in way that threatens to jeopardise the whole investigation. Gibson is forced to take ever greater risks but the closer she comes to capturing him, the more Spector trespasses into her private world, delighting in taunting and provoking her. As the net gradually tightens around him he becomes psychologically ever more dangerous and destructive.
Back in October 2013, TVWise broke the news that Flemish director Jakob Verbruggen – who directed the first season of The Fall – would not be returning to helm the show’s six episode second season. In that same report we also revealed that series creator Allan Cubitt would be taking over as the series helmer, in what is his directorial debut; and that returning cast members, in addition to leads Gillian Anderson – who is now an executive producer – and Jamie Dornan, include John Lynch, Bronagh Waugh, Archie Panjabi, Gerard McCarthy and Emmett J. Scanlan. That was all confirmed today with the BBC’s announcement of the start of production.
“I’m over the moon to be back in production with this team again and to step into the shoes of the elusive Stella for what promises to be an even darker second season”, said Gillian Anderson.
Jamie Dornan commented: “I’m delighted to be back in production for the second series of The Fall. Allan Cubitt has outdone himself, and the scripts are stunning.”
While writer and director Allan Cubitt added: “I’m incredibly pleased to be back in Belfast working with producer Julian Stevens and so many of the original crew who made series one of The Fall such a pleasure to work on. As writer/director I will be relying on them even more this time. I’m incredibly grateful to the BBC for allowing me this opportunity and the chance to continue my working partnership with Gub Neal of the Artists Studio.”