Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan is to join Gillian Anderson in a five-episode drama called The Fall, which is currently being filmed in Belfast and will be aired on BBC Two later this year. Produced by Artists Studio and written by Allan Cubitt, the show will be “a gripping psychological thriller that forensically examines the lives of two hunters”.
“When I think of the great television drama from my formative years I think first and foremost of their writers,” said Cubitt, known for having written “The Runaway”, “Murphy’s Law”, and “Prime Suspect”. “I applaud wholeheartedly Artists Studio’s attempt, with the support of the BBC, to put the writer back at the heart - and head - of British TV drama.”
“The Fall is a unique, forensic and characterful take on a classic genre that continues BBC Two’s commitment to original British drama in 2012,” added Ben Stephenson of BBC Drama Commissioning. “Cubitt’s rich and complex psychological thriller combined with another compelling performance from Gillian Anderson will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.”