But fans of the BBC crime drama need not panic that it all ends here, for creator Allan Cubitt is “very confident” that the show will return.
“I think the story can continue but I’ll have to reserve judgement on that, I think, until I get the green light and the go-ahead,” he told HitFix.com.
“We’re in a situation where I’m very confident there will be a third season. But because of the internal BBC situation at the moment, it hasn’t been officially announced.”
Dornan, who stars alongside Gillian Anderson as Stella Gibson, was last seen lying on the floor having been shot several times.
Understandably, the Northern Irish actor is questioning how “feasible” his comeback would be, saying last year that he was not “sure [he’d] be involved”.
Cubitt has also discussed the possibility of remaking The Fall for a US audience, but does not believe it necessary.
“For me, we share a common language. I’m not quite sure why you would remake The Fall, particularly for the US market,” he said. “I’m really gratified by the fact that Belfast accents seem to present no problem.”
The second series of The Fall attracted 2.5 million viewers last December.
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