The Fall creator-writer-director Allan Cubitt told a Netflix TCA panel in January that he was “very confident” there would be a third season of the UK crime drama, pending an official greenlight from the BBC. The light switched on today with BBC Two announcing it has ordered a five-episode Season 3, with stars Gillian Anderson and Fifty Shades Of Grey‘s Jamie Dornan due back as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson and serial killer Paul Spector. Check out a teaser above.
Produced by Fables in association with Artist Studio for BBC Two, the psychological thriller will continue the story from the Season 2 cliffhanger finale. That season had a series average of 3.3M viewers and 12.5 share for BBC Two, making it one of the British network’s highest-performing dramas of 2014. Season 2 launched on Netflix on January 16. Dates for Season 3 are to be confirmed.
Cubitt today thanked BBC executives Kim Shillinglaw, Ben Stephenson and Stephen Wright, noting that the cliffhanger “was conceived in the hope of further exploring the characters and the themes that are at the heart of The Fall.”
BBC Drama Controller Stephenson added, “The story is far from over. Allan has known the end game from the beginning — the cat-and-mouse game between Gillian and Jamie has one last act to play out. Who will win?”
The Fall is produced by Gub Neal for Artists Studio, part of Endemol Shine Group. Executive producers are Cubitt, Justin Thomson-Glover, Patrick Irwin and Anderson.