First Image: Gillian Anderson In ‘The Fall’ Season 2

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Along with today’s announcement that production has begun on the new season of The Fall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the BBC has also released the first image from the show’s second season. The image (see below) shows Gillian Anderson in character as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson, in more casual attire than she wore throughout season one.

The Fall’s second season, which runs an extended length of 6 episodes, 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.