The Fall series 3: Creator 'very confident' the drama will return - with or without Jamie Dornan

Allan Cubitt hopes the story can continue and is waiting for the go-ahead

Jess Denham
Thursday 08 January 2015 17:00
Jamie Dornan as serial killer Paul Spector in The Fall
Jamie Dornan as serial killer Paul Spector in The Fall

Series two of The Fall ended on a huge cliff-hanger with the future of Jamie Dornan’s serial killer character Paul Spector heavily in doubt.

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

“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.”

Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in 'The Fall'

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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