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The Fall writer hints there could be more to come after series 3

Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson are back in Belfast to reprise their role

By Claire Williamson

Published 05/01/2016

The Fall returned to our screens last night with Jamie Dornan reprising his role as serial killer Paul Spector
The Fall returned to our screens last night with Jamie Dornan reprising his role as serial killer Paul Spector
Modelling with Gisele Bundchen
Attention fell on Jamie Dornan when he started dated actress Keira Knightley in 2003
Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in The Fall
Jamie Dornan in The Fall
In May 2013 BBC drama The Fall hit our screens. Set in Belfast, Dornan played serial killer Paul Spector, opposite Gillian Anderson.
Jamie Dornan plays serial killer Paul Spector
In May 2013 BBC drama The Fall hit our screens. Set in Belfast, Dornan played serial killer Paul Spector.
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in trailer for Fifty Shades Of Grey
Jamie Dornan says filming racy scenes with Dakota Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey was not sexy.
Jamie Dornan
Fifty Shades of Grey
Jamie Dornan has told The Observer Magazine that filming racy scenes for the film Fifty Shades of Grey with co-star Dakota Johnson was not sexy. Ian West/PA Wire.
Actor and Comedian Bill Murray hugs 50 Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan as they walk of the 12th tee during round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie
Northern Ireland model Jamie Dornan and Eva Mendes in their sultry new Calvin Klein advert
Jamie Dornan and Gisele Bundchen in an Aquascutum advert.
Jamie Dornan was in a band called Sons of Jim, with Dave Alexander. The band disbanded in 2008.
Modelling in an advert for Calvin Klein Jeans
In the band Sons of Jim, with Dave Alexander at a Sports Relief event at Custom House Square in Belfast.
He modelled for Calvin Klein (with Kate Moss and Eva Mendes), Dior, Aquascutum and Armani, among many other brands.
Arriving for a screening of Martie Antoinette with Rose Byrne in New York
Playing Ed in the Hammer Horror production, Beyond the Rave
Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time
As Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time
As Sheriff Graham from Once Upon A Time
At a Calvin Klein event
In April 2013 Jamie Dornan married singer Amelia Warner in Somerset, England. They are now expecting a baby.
In April 2013 Jamie Dornan married singer Amelia Warner in Somerset, England. They are now expecting a baby.
Jamie Dornan chats to Sarah Travers, host of UTV's The Magazine, on his first visit to Belfast since marrying musician, Amelia Warner.
With Eva Mendes in an ad for Calvin Klein Jeans
With Eva Mendes in an ad for Calvin Klein Jeans
Jamie Dornan with The Fall co-star Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in a photoshoot for Red magazine
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in the first cast photos from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele in the first cast photos from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie
Leading man: Jamie Dornan on The Graham Norton Show
Jamie Dornan plays Abe in New Worlds, on Channel 4
Jamie Dornan plays Abe in New Worlds, on Channel 4

Filming of The Fall series 3 is well underway - but it may not be the last installment of Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson's deadly game of cat and mouse.

Excitement is building as Dornan and Anderson have returned to Belfast to reprise their roles as the battle between Detective Superintendent Gibson and Paul Spector reaches its terrifying conclusion in Allan Cubitt’s intense psychological thriller.

The hit BBC2 drama is filmed in Belfast and its writer has suggested there could be more series to come.

At the climax of the last series, audiences were left reeling as Spector, critically injured in an ambush, lay bleeding in the arms of Gibson.

Moments before, the investigator thought she had her man and now, she’s losing him.

But it appears that bringing a killer to book is going to take much more now than simply catching him.

In the emotionally charged aftermath of the shooting, Gibson’s personal journey to exact justice for the victims’ families must begin with the blood-soaked fight to keep Spector alive.

A stellar new cast including Krister Henriksson (Wallander), Aidan McArdle (Mr Selfridge), Ruth Bradley (Humans), Aisling Bea (Trollied) and Richard Coyle (Crossbones) join Anderson and Dornan.

Colin Morgan will feature as Detective Sergeant Tom Anderson, with series regulars John Lynch, Valene Kane, Stuart Graham, Bronagh Waugh, Aisling Franciosi also set to return.

Now as The Fall reaches its inexorable conclusion, the rules are set to shift once again.

The old Orangefield High School is being transformed into a hospital set for the drama
The old Orangefield High School is being transformed into a hospital set for the drama
The old Orangefield High School is being transformed into a hospital set for the drama

Writer Allan Cubitt said he is "thrilled" to begin Series 3 and while he didn't want to give anything away about the ending - he suggested this may not be the last series we see of The Fall - leaving the door open for more.

He said: "I've been on a very exciting journey over the last five years with Stella Gibson and Paul Spector - the central characters of The Fall - and I'm thrilled to have recently started filming the third installment of their macabre, obsessive dance of death.

"Gillian and Jamie have lived and breathed those characters during that time and I've been incredibly well-served as both writer and director by their stellar performances. 

"Obviously I don't want to give anything away about how the third series will end but I can say that I am looking forward to working with both Gillian and Jamie again in the near future."

Series two of The Fall gained a series average of 3.3 million viewers and 12.5 percent share of the audience, making it one of BBC Two’s highest performing dramas of 2014.

The season finale was watched by 3.6 million.

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