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.
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.
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