The Fall (TV series)

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The Fall
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The Fall title card
Genre
Written byAllan Cubitt
Directed byJakob Verbruggen[1]
StarringGillian Anderson
Jamie Dornan
Laura Donnelly
Bronagh Waugh
Ben Peel
Michael McElhatton
Frank McCusker
Niamh McGrady
John Lynch
Archie Panjabi
Country of originUnited Kingdom
(Northern Ireland)
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes5 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Allan Cubitt
  • Patrick Irwin
  • Justin Thomson-Glover
  • Stephen Wright
  • Gillian Anderson[2]
Producer(s)
  • Gub Neal
  • Julian Stevens
Location(s)Belfast, Northern Ireland
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Artists Studio
  • BBC Northern Ireland
Broadcast
Original channelRTÉ One
BBC Two
Original run13 May 2013 – present
External links
Website
 
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The Fall
The Fall (TV Series).png
The Fall title card
Genre
Written byAllan Cubitt
Directed byJakob Verbruggen[1]
StarringGillian Anderson
Jamie Dornan
Laura Donnelly
Bronagh Waugh
Ben Peel
Michael McElhatton
Frank McCusker
Niamh McGrady
John Lynch
Archie Panjabi
Country of originUnited Kingdom
(Northern Ireland)
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes5 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Allan Cubitt
  • Patrick Irwin
  • Justin Thomson-Glover
  • Stephen Wright
  • Gillian Anderson[2]
Producer(s)
  • Gub Neal
  • Julian Stevens
Location(s)Belfast, Northern Ireland
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Artists Studio
  • BBC Northern Ireland
Broadcast
Original channelRTÉ One
BBC Two
Original run13 May 2013 – present
External links
Website

The Fall is a British crime drama series created by Allan Cubitt and directed by Jakob Verbruggen. The series stars Gillian Anderson as Stella Gibson, a senior police officer investigating a string of murders in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Fall is being produced by Artists Studio and premiered in Ireland on RTÉ One at 9.30pm on 12 May 2013, and in the UK on BBC Two at 9pm on 13 May 2013.[3] BBC Two renewed the series for a second season on 27 May 2013.[2]

Overview[edit]

The series is set in Northern Ireland and follows a PSNI investigation into a string of recent murders. When the PSNI are unable to close the case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson, of the Metropolitan Police, is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must track down and stop the serial killer, Paul Spector, who is attacking young, professional women in the city of Belfast.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally airedDVD release datesBlu-ray Disc release date
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4Region ARegion B
1513 May 2013 (2013-05-13)10 June 2013 (2013-06-10)15 October 2013 (2013-10-15)[16]17 June 2013 (2013-06-17)[17]20 November 2013 (2013-11-20)[18]TBA17 June 2013 (2013-06-17)[19]
26TBATBATBATBATBATBATBA

Series 1 (2013)[edit]

No.#TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
11"Dark Descent"Jakob VerbruggenAllan Cubitt13 May 2013 (2013-05-13)3.53[20]
22"Darkness Visible"Jakob VerbruggenAllan Cubitt20 May 2013 (2013-05-20)3.38[21]
33"Insolence & Wine"Jakob VerbruggenAllan Cubitt27 May 2013 (2013-05-27)2.87[22]
44"My Adventurous Song"Jakob VerbruggenAllan Cubitt3 June 2013 (2013-06-03)3.24[23]
55"The Vast Abyss"Jakob VerbruggenAllan Cubitt10 June 2013 (2013-06-10)3.59[24]

Series 2[edit]

On 14 May 2013, it was reported that, in addition to being the highest rated drama launch in eight years, The Fall is likely to return for a second series of six episodes; BBC Two Controller, Janice Hadlow, is on the verge of renewing the series. Allan Cubitt has been working on the scripts and the lead actors have all signed on for a second series. Gillian Anderson will be an executive producer for Series Two.[25]

On 21 October 2013, it was announced that Jakob Verbruggen would not be returning to direct The Fall's second series. Instead series creator Allan Cubitt will direct, with production due to begin in February 2014.[26]

Development and production[edit]

On 3 February 2012, BBC Two picked up The Fall series with a five episode order.[4][5] The series was written by Allan Cubitt and produced for BBC Two by Artists Studio and BBC Northern Ireland, with funding from Northern Ireland Screen and the European Regional Development Fund.[4][5] Gub Neal and Julian Stevens produced, with Allan Cubitt, Justin Thomson-Glover, Patrick Irwin and Stephen Wright serving as executive producers.[4][5][27]

Casting announcements began in February 2012, with Gillian Anderson first to be cast in the series as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson.[4][5][6] Next to join the series was Jamie Dornan as serial killer Paul Spector and Gerard McCarthy as Kevin McSwain.[7][8][9][13][14] Archie Panjabi, Emmett Scanlan and Karen Hassan were next to be cast, with Panjabi playing Paula Reed Smith, Scanlan playing DC Glenn Martin and Hassan playing Annie Brawley.[10][15] It was later announced that Niamh McGrady, Bronagh Waugh, John Lynch, Simon Delaney and Séainín Brennan had joined the series.[10][11][12]

In April 2014, Colin Morgan was announced to join the main cast as DS Tom Anderson, one of the leads, for the second season.[28]

The series was filmed in Belfast, Northern Ireland, between March and June 2012.[4][10]

International broadcast[edit]

The series was made available in full in the United States via Netflix's "Watch Instantly" service starting 28 May 2013,[29] and airs on Bravo in Canada.

The series also aired across Latin America during September 2013 for subscribers of the TV satellite provider DirecTV. The Fall was aired in the exclusive channel OnDIRECTV in high definition.[30]

HBO Europe has picked up the series to air on their Cinemax channels in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania.[31]

Hot (Israel) started screening the series on its video on demand service in February 2014.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Munn, Patrick (27 May 2013). "It’s Official: BBC Two Renews ‘The Fall’ For Season 2". TVWise. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Munn, Patrick (1 May 2013). "BBC Two Sets Premiere Date For ‘The Fall’". TVWise. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Munn, Patrick (3 February 2012). "BBC Two Orders New Drama Series Starring Gillian Anderson". TVWise. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Mundell, Ian (4 February 2012). "Gillian Anderson set for BBC's 'Fall'". Variety. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Wightman, Catriona (6 February 2012). "Gillian Anderson joins BBC Two thriller 'The Fall'". DigitalSpy. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Munn, Patrick (26 March 2012). "Jamie Dornan Signs Up For Lead Role Alongside Gillian Anderson In BBC Two’s The Fall". TVWise. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Kemp, Stuart (27 March 2012). "Jamie Dornan To Star Opposite Gillian Anderson In TV Drama 'The Fall' for BBC TV". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Jeffery, Morgan (26 March 2012). "'Once Upon a Time' star Jamie Dornan joins BBC thriller 'The Fall'". DigitalSpy. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Munn, Patrick (28 May 2012). "The Good Wife Star Archie Panjabi Cast In BBC Two’s ‘The Fall’". TVWise. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  11. ^ a b Millar, Paul (2 May 2012). "'Hollyoaks' star Bronagh Waugh lands BBC thriller part". DigitalSpy. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Jeffery, Morgan (29 May 2012). "Gillian Anderson BBC thriller 'The Fall' adds Séainín Brennan". DigitalSpy. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  13. ^ a b Munn, Patrick (30 March 2012). "Gerard McCarthy Cast In BBC Two’s The Fall". TVWise. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  14. ^ a b Jeffery, Morgan (30 March 2012). "'Hollyoaks' actor Gerard McCarthy joins BBC Two thriller 'The Fall'". DigitalSpy. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  15. ^ a b Kilkelly, Daniel (29 May 2012). "'Hollyoaks' Emmett Scanlan, Karen Hassan join BBC thriller cast". DigitalSpy. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "The Fall, Series 1 (2013)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
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  18. ^ "Fall, The". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "The Fall [Blu-ray]". Amazon.com. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  20. ^ Eames, Tom. "Gillian Anderson's 'The Fall' opens to 3.5m viewers on BBC Two". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  21. ^ Eames, Tom. "Gillian Anderson's 'The Fall' holds steady with 3.38m on BBC Two". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  22. ^ Eames, Tom. "'Britain's Got Talent' first live semi-final climbs to 9.9m on ITV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  23. ^ Eames, Tom. "Gillian Anderson's 'The Fall' gains back over 350k viewers on BBC Two". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  24. ^ Eames, Tom. "Gillian Anderson's 'The Fall' ends with 3.6 million viewers on BBC Two". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  25. ^ Munn, Patrick (14 May 2013). "Ratings: BBC Two’s ‘The Fall’ Opens As Channel’s Highest Rated Drama In 8 Years". TVWise. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  26. ^ Munn, Patrick (21 October 2013). "Jakob Verbruggen Not Returning To Helm ‘The Fall’ Season 2, Allan Cubitt To Direct". TVWise. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  27. ^ "Jamie Dornan to star alongside Gillian Anderson in Allan Cubitt’s new BBC Two drama series The Fall". 9 August 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  28. ^ "Mirror Online". Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  29. ^ "Netflix page for the series'". Netflix. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  30. ^ "Exclusivo en OnDIRECTV Gillian Anderson regresa a la TV para intrepretar a una brillante inspectora'". OnDIRECTV. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  31. ^ Munn, Patrick (29 January 2014). "ZDFE, HBO Europe Ink Deal For BBC Two’s ‘The Fall’". TVWise. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 

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