BBC Two Renews ‘The Fall’ For Season 2
Posted at 4:14 PM (PDT) on Sunday, May 26, 2013

It’s Official: BBC Two Renews ‘The Fall’ For Season 2
By Peter Munn
May 27, 2013

Shortly after the series premiered as BBC Two’s highest rated drama series in 8 years TVWise broke the news that the core cast of THE FALL had signed on to do a second run and that BBC Two controller Janice Hadlow was on the verge of green-lighting the second season. Hadlow and the BBC’s Controller of Drama Ben Stephenson have now pulled the trigger on that and formally renewed the series for a second season.

The move to renew THE FALL comes shortly after the series outstripped LINE OF DUTY to become not only BBC Two’s highest rated drama series of 2013, but of the last eight years. The series also performed well in week 2, with the series retaining most of its initial audience and only seeing a drop off of 100K viewers or 3%. I’m told that the decision to renew the series was taken due to a “perfect storm” of top quality writing from series creator Allan Cubitt, outstanding ratings, heavy critical acclaim and the strong performances of Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan.

Writer and creator Allan Cubitt commented: “The BBC has been an incredibly supportive partner in this project and working with BBC NI and the Artists Studio has been the best experience of my career to date. I always envisioned The Fall as a returning series and wish to congratulate both Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan who have played their parts to perfection.”

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THE FALL premieres on Netflix on Tuesday, May 28.