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Five things we know about the third season of The Fall

Yes, it’s coming back.

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THERE IS DEFINITELY going to be a third season of The Fall, which, as anyone who saw the cliffhanger ending to season two will know, is a good thing.

But what can we expect?

Here’s what we know so far

  • Both Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson are returning

That’s somewhat unsurprising, but with Jamie Dornan’s recent success in Fifty Shades of Grey, it would be tempting to presume he’d give the BBC the chop to go spend more time cavorting in Hollywood. Not so.

He will return as serial killer Paul Spector, and set hearts aflutter with fear/lust once more.

The series will still be based in Belfast, and will once again focus on Spector and Superintendent Stella Gibson’s relationship. Just how how like it.

Given the ending to season two, some wondered if Dornan would have a major role to play in any future season… the next point should answer that one for you.

  • It’s going to get more intense

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As if it wasn’t intense enough as it is, we can expect the third season to really ramp it up, with a focus on a “cat and mouse game” between Spector and Gibson. Who will win?

We’re told that the “complex relationship” between Gibson and Spector “intensifies” and “the story of the investigation into the murders becomes more complex and intricate”.

Series writer Allan Cubitt has “known the end game from the beginning”, the BBC said. Will it mean the charismatic Spector finally getting his comeuppance?

  • It will probably be the final season

That’s what we can assume from the way Ben Stephenson, the controller of BBC Drama, said that the “cat and mouse game between Gillian and Jamie has one last act to play out”.

Meanwhile, Gub Neal, Producer at Artists Studio, said: “A third season gives Allan Cubitt and Artists Studio a chance to pursue the investigation in a way that few crime dramas ever do and complete a cycle of events which will have held audiences for over three years.”

  • There will be five one-hour episodes

Despite the show’s success – it averaged 3.3 million viewers over the last season, and was one of BBC Two’s highest performing dramas of 2014 – the broadcaster wasn’t tempted to extend the season for its final run.

  • People are generally very excited about its return

Will you watch the third series of The Fall?

Poll Results:

Yes (2827)
No (211)
Maybe (153)

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