10:04am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
BBC Renews Gillian Anderson-Jamie Dornan Thriller 'The Fall' for Season 3
BBC Two's The Fall is getting a third season.
The psychological thriller, created, written and directed by Allan Cubitt, will pick up after season two's cliff-hanger with another five-episode season. Stars Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan will return as Superintendent Stella Gibson and serial killer Paul Spector, respectively.
The new installment has been commissioned by BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw and BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson, with Stephen Wright on board to executive produce the season through BBC Northern Ireland.
"We’d like to thank the BBC — Kim Shillinglaw, Ben Stephenson and Stephen Wright — for showing such confidence in the drama we have created with Artists Studio," said Cubitt. "The cliff-hanger ending of season two was conceived in the hope of further exploring the characters and the themes that are at the heart of The Fall. We’re grateful to be given this opportunity by the BBC."
Stephenson added: "The story is far from over. Allan has known the endgame from the beginning — the cat-and-mouse game between Gillian and Jamie has one last act to play out. Who will win?"
“I want programme-makers to come to BBC Two to do their most distinctive and signature work," said Shillinglaw. "I’m therefore delighted that Allan Cubitt and the team are bringing The Fall back for a third series, demonstrating once again the continued strength of drama on the channel."
The hourlong series is produced by Gub Neal for Artists Studio, part of Endemol Shine Group, with Cubitt, Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin serving as executive producers. Distributed by Endemol Shine International, the drama has sold to 200 countries, including the U.S.'s Netflix, Australia's BBC First, Canada's Bravo, Latin America's DirecTV, Brazil's Globosat, Ireland's RTE and Fox International Channels across Asia, as well as a multiterritory deal with Germany's ZDF Enterprises.
Watch the teaser for the upcoming season.