The BBC has renewed breakout crime thriller The Fall for a second series/season, it has been confirmed.
The Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan-starrer debuted with the highest ratings for a BBC Two drama in eight years, prompting an early renewal.
The series follows superintendent Stella Gibson who is brought in from the London Metropolitan Police to help catch the killer when a murder in Belfast remains unsolved.
BBC’s Controller of Drama Ben Stephenson said:
“The Fall has proved both a critical and ratings hit for BBC Two and another reminder of the resurgence of drama on the channel.
“With more of Allan Cubitt’s intricate and thrilling plot revelations yet to unfold through the captivating performances of Gillian and Jamie, a second series is a must.
“Obviously we can’t give too much away as the first series builds to a gripping cliffhanger, but what we can say is it will be surprising and intense as the first.”
Writer Allan Cubitt added:
“The BBC has been an incredibly supportive partner in this project, and working with BBC NI and the Artists Studio has been the best experience of my career to date.
“I always envisioned The Fall as a returning series and wish to congratulate both Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan who have played their parts to perfection.”
The Fall will be available to stream on Netflix US from May 28 (HT: Jason).