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With the feature adaptation of E.L. James' steamy novel Fifty Shades of Grey wrapping production, fans of BBC Two's The Fall are likely eager to know if Jamie Dornan is now free and ready to resume production on the excellent Northern Irish crime drama The Fall, which is due for a second season. It seems he is, as BBC Two has Tweet-announced that the series has started filming! They included a clapboard, which indicates that the second episode of The Fall 2 was in production on February 24.
That's what we like to see! February 24 is just a few days after Fifty Shades wrapped production, as E.L. James Tweeted "That's a wrap" on February 21. With Jamie Dornan shedding his creepy side and surely amping up his sexy side for the lead role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, fans of The Fall were left to wonder if the crime drama would resume production on schedule. There was some concern last year that the delay in production of Fifty Shades would throw off The Fall's schedule, however it seems things were rolling on or near schedule, as February was the expected start-time for production.
The Fall stars Gillian Anderson as Stella Gibson, a police officer investigating a series of murders in Belfast. But this is no whodunnit series. We know who's doing it. Half the show focuses on Stella's investigation, while the other half focuses on Jamie Dornan's Paul Spector, a grief counselor, husband and father who also likes to murder women. Eliminating the mystery element of this series allows us to focus on the cat and mouse game, as Paul stalks his next victim while Stella tries to solve this puzzle. The suspense and the tone are fantastic, and with just five episodes, the first season is a must-watch! It debuted on BBC Two last May and made its way to Netflix Stateside.
Here's the Season 1 trailer that Netflix debuted last year:
As UK site TV Wise reports, Jakob Verbruggen won't be back to direct the second series, which is a shame. But on the bright side, series creator Allan Cubitt will be helming the episodes, so hopefully he'll maintain the drama's excellent pace and tone in the second season. We can't wait to see what's next for Paul and Stella when the new season debuts.