It’s a question that has been lingering since The Fall wrapped its second season on BBC Two last month, will there be a third season?
At the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California, series creator Alan Cubitt did his best to answer that question about the future of the Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan fronted series.
“I’m very confident there will be a third season”, the former Prime Suspect scribe told the gaggle of assembled reporters. He did go on to note, however, that due to some internal machinations at the BBC, they had yet to receive an official green-light.
Cubitt’s confidence of a third season order comes as no real surprise. After all, the show enjoys strong support internally at the BBC, especially from Controller of Drama Commissioning Ben Stephenson, and earlier this year there were rumours that the corporation was considering a two season pick up.
In addition to addressing the (potential) future of the series, Cubitt confirmed (as I previously reported) that there had discussion of a remake of The Fall for the US market, but the deal had fallen through. And while Cubitt didn’t specify the US network involved, sources told TVWise back in December 2013 that Fox were involved – though at the time reps for the network denied they were pursuing an adaptation of The Fall.