Northern Irish actress Séainín Brennan will be reprising her role on the six episode second season of BBC Two’s hit drama series The Fall, which just recently entered production in Belfast, TVWise has learned
Brennan played grieving mother Liz Tyler on the first season of the drama series, which is fronted by Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan. The character found comfort from therapist Paul Spector who, unbeknownst to Liz, is the serial killer terrorising the city. She is the latest cast member confirmed to be returning for season two, joining the likes of Anderson, Dornan, John Lynch, Bronagh Waugh, Archie Panjabi, Frank McCusker and Emmett J. Scanlan.
The Fall’s second season – which is being directed by series creator Allan Cubitt and executive produced by Gillian Anderson – 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 ways 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.
“I’m really excited about returning, and can’t wait to get back on set with the brilliant cast and crew of The Fall. Every actress wants a character they can really get their teeth into and I’m very lucky that I get to do that with Liz. Allan Cubitt is a phenomenal writer and I’m over the moon to be working with him again”, said Brennan. “I don’t want to give too much away. So you’ll have to tune in, but I will say that season two promises to deliver quality drama at its very best.”
Brennan, who is repped by Bradford Willoughby Hutton in the UK and Lorraine Brennan Management in Ireland, got her “big break” on The Fall. Since appearing in the show’s five episode first season, she has been cast in her first feature film, Dare To Be Wild. The film also stars Emma Greenwell & Tom Hughes and is based on the true story of Mary Reynolds, who in 2002 became the first Irish winner of the Chelsea Flower Show gold medal.