Northern Ireland (RTÉ One) – United Kingdom (BBC Two) TV series / Format: Season 1: 5 x 60′ or 3 x 90′ HD; Season 2: 6 x 60′ or 3 x 90′ HD / A Fables Limited Production in association with Artists Studio for BBC. Made on location in Northern Ireland with the partial assistance of the European Regional Development Fund through the Northern Ireland Screen Commission Created and written by: Allan Cubitt Producers: Gub Neal, Julian Stevens Directed by: Jakob Verbruggen, Allan Cubitt Cast: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, Laura Donnelly, Bronagh Waugh, Niamh McGrady, Michael McElhatton, Ben Peel, Frank McCusker, John Lynch, Ian McElhinney, Archie Panjabi, Stuart Graham, Aisling Franciosi, Valene Kane, Emmett J. Scanlan, Bronágh Taggart, Karen Hassan, Jonjo O’Neill, Nick Lee, Colin Morgan, Brian Milligan, Séainín Brennan, Sean McGinley Premiered in the Republic of Ireland at 9.30pm on 12 May 2013, and in the UK on BBC Two at 9pm on 13 May 2013 In Spain the series premiered the 13 February 2014 entitled La Caza on the TV channel AXN.
The Fall is the first investigative series toplining Gillian Anderson since her career-making turn as Agent Scully in The X Files. The Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award winner brings to her role the same intelligence and depth of character that won her millions of fans across the globe. The miniseries follows the lives of two hunters: high-powered Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) and serial killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), who preys randomly on people in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Brought in as an outsider to run the team, Stella feels a certain hostility, but she knows the psychology of serial killers – and where to look for them. (Source: ZDF Enterprises)
The Fall isn’t a whodunit but a will-they-stop him?, since the killer is known to the audience from the start, and the drama gains in intensity through the cat-and-mouse game. The case is explored in all its complexity, and shows how a modern, top-level murder investigation team works when it comes up against every policeman’s worst nightmare. (Source: ZDF Enterprises)
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Over the last two weeks, Begoña and I have watched all the episodes of The Fall (Season 1 and 2) 660 minutes, and I loved it. A great show which I strongly recommend.
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