The Fall (TV series)

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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 originNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5
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 originNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5
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 an Irish-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]

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Ratings[edit]

Summary of episode ratings
EpisodeTitleDateOfficial BBC2 rating[16]
(millions)
Weekly rank[16] ^1Share (%)
Episode 1"Dark Descent"13 May 20134.49115.4[ratings 1]
Episode 2"Darkness Visible"20 May 20134.16114.7[ratings 2]
Episode 3"Insolence & Wine"27 May 20133.96111.2[ratings 3]
Episode 4"My Adventurous Song"3 June 20134.28114.2[ratings 4]
Episode 5"The Vast Abyss"10 June 20134.65215.9[ratings 5]

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][17]

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][12][13] 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][14] It was later announced that Niamh McGrady, Bronagh Waugh, John Lynch, Simon Delaney and Séainín Brennan had joined the series.[10][11][15]

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

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.[18]

On 27 May 2013, it was confirmed that The Fall's second series is set to enter production in January 2014.[2]

International broadcast[edit]

The series was made available in full in the United States via Netflix's "Watch Instantly" service starting 28 May 2013,[19] 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.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Fall Guy". flandersimage.com. May 13, 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Munn, Patrick (May 27, 2013). "It’s Official: BBC Two Renews ‘The Fall’ For Season 2". TVWise. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ Munn, Patrick (May 1, 2013). "BBC Two Sets Premiere Date For ‘The Fall’". TVWise. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Munn, Patrick (February 3, 2012). "BBC Two Orders New Drama Series Starring Gillian Anderson". TVWise. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Mundell, Ian (February 4, 2012). "Gillian Anderson set for BBC's 'Fall'". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Wightman, Catriona (February 6, 2012). "Gillian Anderson joins BBC Two thriller 'The Fall'". DigitalSpy. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Munn, Patrick (March 26, 2012). "Jamie Dornan Signs Up For Lead Role Alongside Gillian Anderson In BBC Two’s The Fall". TVWise. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Kemp, Stuart (March 27, 2012). "Jamie Dornan To Star Opposite Gillian Anderson In TV Drama 'The Fall' for BBC TV". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Jeffery, Morgan (March 26, 2012). "'Once Upon a Time' star Jamie Dornan joins BBC thriller 'The Fall'". DigitalSpy. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Munn, Patrick (May 28, 2012). "The Good Wife Star Archie Panjabi Cast In BBC Two’s ‘The Fall’". TVWise. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b Millar, Paul (May 2, 2012). "'Hollyoaks' star Bronagh Waugh lands BBC thriller part". DigitalSpy. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Munn, Patrick (March 30, 2012). "Gerard McCarthy Cast In BBC Two’s The Fall". TVWise. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  13. ^ a b Jeffery, Morgan (March 30, 2012). "'Hollyoaks' actor Gerard McCarthy joins BBC Two thriller 'The Fall'". DigitalSpy. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b Kilkelly, Daniel (May 29, 2012). "'Hollyoaks' Emmett Scanlan, Karen Hassan join BBC thriller cast". DigitalSpy. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  15. ^ a b Jeffery, Morgan (May 29, 2012). "Gillian Anderson BBC thriller 'The Fall' adds Séainín Brennan". DigitalSpy. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "Viewing data top 30s". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "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. 
  18. ^ Munn, Patrick (May 14, 2013). "Ratings: BBC Two’s ‘The Fall’ Opens As Channel’s Highest Rated Drama In 8 Years". TVWise. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Netflix page for the series'". Netflix. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Exclusivo en OnDIRECTV Gillian Anderson regresa a la TV para intrepretar a una brillante inspectora'". OnDIRECTV. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  1. ^ Eames, Tom. "Gillian Anderson's 'The Fall' opens to 3.5m viewers on BBC Two". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Eames, Tom. "Gillian Anderson's 'The Fall' holds steady with 3.38m on BBC Two". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Eames, Tom. "'Britain's Got Talent' first live semi-final climbs to 9.9m on ITV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Eames, Tom. "Gillian Anderson's 'The Fall' gains back over 350k viewers on BBC Two". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Eames, Tom. "Gillian Anderson's 'The Fall' ends with 3.6 million viewers on BBC Two". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 

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