The Fall creator “very confident” about a third series

It looks like we'll be getting another run of the Ireland-set crime thriller - but will Jamie Dornan's Paul Spector be involved?

The second series of the cat-and-mouse Belfast-set thriller ended with murderer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) grievously wounded by a bullet and surrounded by police officers – but it looks like The Fall may rise again.


Speaking at the annual Television Critics Association conference in America, series creator Allan Cubitt played it coy but made clear things were looking good for another series with Gillian Anderson’s DCI Stella Gibson. 

“I can’t answer that at the moment [but] it’s a situation where I’m very confident there will be third season,” Cubitt told reporters according to HitFix

He added: “But because of internal BBC situation at the moment, it hasn’t been officially announced. I think the story can continue, but I’ll have to reserve judgment on that, I think, until I get the green light and the go-ahead.” 

Still, Jamie Dornan fans shouldn’t get too excited. There’s no word on whether his serial killer Paul Spector – soon to appear on big leagues in the Fifty Shades of Grey Movie – will return. 

Dornan told the Guardian last year that while he thought another series was “feasible”, he wasn’t sure he’d be involved – might there be a new case for Gibson instead?

Cubitt went on to state that he believed Americans should not expect a US-set remake of The Fall in the style of Broadchurch re-do Gracepoint (though also noted that there had been a deal in place to do so which fell through).


He said: “I’m not sure why you would remake The Fall, particularly for the American market. I’m really gratified by the fact that Belfast accents seem to present no problem. So I’m very happy with [America] watching what we’ve created.”