Rejoice! It’s just been announced that The Fall has been recommissioned for a third series, finally revealing the fate of serial killer Paul Spector, played by 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan.
Writer and director Allan Cubitt said: “The cliffhanger 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.”
Forget 50 Shades of Grey; The Fall was Jamie’s big break. Because casting agents thought of him as a model, he found it a struggle to break into acting, with hundreds of failed auditions. It’s no surprise, then, he’s proud of the drama and recently said, “I’ve always got The Fall. No matter what happens in my career, I’ve always got The Fall.”
In this critically acclaimed series – which has delivered BBC2 its highest ratings in more than a decade – Dornan plays an eerily calm serial killer who stalks the streets of Belfast by night but who, by day, is a seemingly empathetic bereavement counselor and loving father.
Both he and Gillian Anderson, - whose also mesmerising as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson - will return for the new five-part run which will finally bring the story to a close.
It is likely to air next year.