BBC starts filming new series of Gillian Anderson crime drama The Fall in Belfast
Filming has started in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the second series of BBC crime drama The Fall, which stars Gillian Anderson as a detective searching for a serial killer. The BBC recently reiterated plans to increase its Northern Ireland output in the coming years.
“It is fantastic to have production on series two of The Fall up and running in Belfast,” said Stephen Wright, Head of Drama for BBC Northern Ireland: “We were delighted with the response to series one and can’t wait to unleash Allan Cubitt’s superb new scripts on the audience.”
Added writer/director Allan Cubitt: “I'm incredibly pleased to be back in Belfast working with producer Julian Stevens and so many of the original crew who made series one of The Fall such a pleasure to work on. As writer/director I will be relying on them even more this time.”
Actor Jamie Dornan co-stars in The Fall as killer Paul Spector. Dornan returns to the role having spent the past few months on location in Vancouver playing suave billionaire Christian Grey in the film adaptation of erotic thriller Fifty Shades of Grey.
The BBC also films crime drama Line of Duty in Belfast and the corporation plans to double its Northern Ireland output by 2016.
I'm incredibly pleased to be back in Belfast working with producer Julian Stevens and so many of the original crew who made series one of The Fall such a pleasure to work on.
Allan Cubitt, Series Writer/Director
Game of Thrones has helped put the region on the international production map in recent years and two new studios are planned for The Titanic Quarter in Belfast to help the industry expand.
Commented Northern Ireland Screen Chief Executive Richard Williams in January this year: “As we move into a new phase of international activity, on the back of the new tax breaks for high-end television drama and animation, Northern Ireland Screen needs to be able to assure the global industry of our continued capability to house large-scale international productions.”
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