Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) is drafted in to conduct a 28-day review, on secondment from London’s Metropolitan Police. As an outsider, in Belfast, she immediately feels a certain level of hostility from the local detectives.. but Gibson knows the psychology of serial killers.. and where to look for them. Under her lead, the team, including pathologist Reed Smith (Archie Panjabi), explores the case from every angle, uncovering an intricate web of lives entangled by the murders.. including members of both the killers’ and the victims’ families.
THE FALL - Coming soon on BBC2.
Anderson will also be seen on BBC this February in The Fall. She is playing a British Detective Superintendent, Stella Gibson, who is sent to Belfast to review an unsolved case. Anderson described the five-episode series as intense, since the audience will witness a serial killer committing his crimes while law enforcement is hunting him down. Anderson also said that the studio is trying to sell it for distribution in the States for simultaneous airing.
The Fall follows the lives of two hunters within one story - Gillian Anderson is DSI Stella Gibson, a successful, highly driven homicide detective brought in to lead a Murder Investigation Team under increasing pressure as they face every investigator’s worst nightmare. Jamie Dornan is Paul Spector, the serial predator she seeks, who randomly preys on young women in and around Belfast, while hiding behind the façade of loving husband and father.
The Fall follows the police investigation, uncovering the intricate story of the lives entangled by a series of murders – both the killers’ and the victims’ families.
Anderson and Dornan head a stellar cast including Emmy Award winning Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), John Lynch (Sliding Doors), Simon Delaney (Father & Son), Laura Donnelly (Merlin), Stuart Graham (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Michael McElhatton (Perrier’s Bounty) and Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones).
“BBC Two is planning to launch their new five part thriller series The Fall in either late September or early October, sources at the channel confirm exclusively to TVWise. The drama series’ first season consists of five episodes and it was recently revealed that BBC America is considering airing the series in the United States.” (Info thanks to TVWise)
“THE DRAMA SERIES’ FIRST SEASON”
“Gibson (Gillian Anderson) arrives from England in pursuit, drafted in by superiors under increasing pressure to come clean on what they know. While she senses hostility as an outsider brought in to run the team, she brings with her the knowledge of how serial predators stay in the shadows and exactly where to look to find them..”
THE FALL: Series 1
BBC AMERICA EYES DRAMA SERIES THE FALL STARRING GILLIAN ANDERSON:
“BBC America is eyeing the five part series which I’m told would likely air as part of the network’s Dramaville lineup in either fall or winter, very close to the airing of the series in the UK.While BBC America has yet to close any deals to bring the series to the US, I’m told that the network is very hot on acquiring the series given the star status of the two lead actors: Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and Jamie Dornan (Once Upon A Time). PBS had largely been considered to be another possible US home for the series, though I hear that they are unlikely to acquire the series for their Masterpiece: Contemporary series.” (full article here)