UPDATE, June 21st: I’ve just heard from a Bell Media rep who tells me that the five episode first season of The Fall will premiere on Bravo on Sunday July 7th at 9pm.
PREVIOUS, June 8th: Artists Studio’s drama series The Fall – which has already been renewed for a second season – is getting two broadcasters in Canada.
When news first broke that international distributor Content Film & Television had sold the series to Netflix in the United States, Canada and Latin America, it was also revealed that the OTT service would be playing second fiddle in Canada as a traditional broadcaster had acquired the first window rights. At the time it was unclear just which broadcaster in Canada had picked up the series, however, TVWise has since learned that the first window rights to The Fall have been acquired by Bell Media’s Bravo channel. Word is that the show’s first season will debut on Bravo this July, when it will be given the Sunday night 10:15pm time-slot.
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 is produced by Artists Studio and stars Gillian Anderson as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson and Jamie Dornan as Paul Spector, a serial killer who is terrorising the city of Belfast. Also starring in the series is Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Bronagh Waugh (Hollyoaks), Niamh McGrady (Upstairs Downstairs), Gerard McCarthy (Hollyoaks), Emmett Scanlan (Hollyoaks), Karen Hassan (Hollyoaks), John Lynch (The Jury), Simon Delaney (Roy) and Séainín Brennan (Hidden).