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Dana Scully has left her ghost and monsters and alien hunting days behind her, and she’s now more concern with catching Earth-based threats like serial killers and the like. Or at least she is in her new BBC show “The Fall”.
Gillian Anderson, who fans can also see in a recurring role on NBC’s “Hannibal”, will star in “The Fall” as DSI Stella Gibson, who arrives in Belfast to hunt a killer. So basically Anderson’s got two serial killers on her schedule at the moment. Coincidence?
More about her character:
Stella Gibson is a Detective Superintendent in London’s Metropolitan Police who arrives in Belfast to conduct a review into a murder case that has not progressed in the month since the investigation started. She has experience of the kind of high profile and complex case that the Police Service of Northern Ireland are facing, and it is this skillset that ACC Jim Burns believes can be brought to bear. Her personal life is an enigma, but Gibson is committed to the cause not her loved ones. She is a fighter through and through and anyone not part of the solution is part of the problem.
Jamie Dornan (of “Once Upon a Time” fame) plays the serial killer, a family man who moonlights as a bereavement councillor, Bronagh Waugh plays his wife, and John Lynch is Stella’s boss.
“The Fall” premieres on BBC2 on May 13th.
Check out a very clever little promo trailer for “The Fall” below: