EXCLUSIVE: Misfits and Fortitude star Claire Rafferty has joined the cast of BBC Two’s hit drama series The Fall as a series regular for its upcoming second season; while Merlin star Colin Morgan has boarded the series in a recurring role and will appear from episode three onwards.
Rafferty, repped by CDA Theatrical Agency, has been cast as Christine Larkin, while Morgan will play PSNI Detective Sergeant Tom Anderson, who works closely with DSI Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson). Also joining the cast for season two is Jonjo O’Neill (Doctor Who), Bronágh Taggart (London Irish) and newcomer Tim Loane. While details of both Loane and O’Neill’s roles are being kept under wraps, sources have pegged both as being “significant guest roles”, with Taggart’s part being described as a “main role.”
“I’m delighted to be joining the cast of The Fall for what is going to be an exciting and gripping second series”, said Colin Morgan. “Allan Cubitt has written exceptional material and I feel very privileged to be working with him and the very talented cast.”
The five are the latest actors to board the show’s second season, with the casting coming after TVWise previously broke the news that Patrick Fitzsymons had joined the series for its second season, which just recently entered production in Belfast, Northern Ireland with series creator Allan Cubitt at the helm. They join original cast members Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch, Bronagh Waugh, Archie Panjabi, Séainín Brennan, Frank McCusker, Gerard McCarthy, Nick J. Lee, Niamh McGrady and Emmett J. Scanlan; all of whom are returning for season two.
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 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.