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Second season of The Fall finally arrives on Free to Air TV

ProgrammingKevin Perry

Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan

The cat and mouse chase will finally resume on SBS as the second season of award-winning British psychological thriller, The Fall gets its free to air premiere on Thursday, 19 November at 8.30pm.

The second season which premiered last year in the UK, has already aired on Foxtel’s BBC First channel and has been available for streaming on SVOD. A third season is about to premiere in the UK.

Following on from the first season’s gripping cliff-hanger, Gillian Anderson (The X Files), returns as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson who is on the trail of serial murderer Paul Spector, played by Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey). Despite Gibson and Spector never actually meeting on screen, the chemistry between the two characters was electric and the escalating rivalry became the lynchpin of season one, leaving audiences crying out for more.

This season, a personal link from Spector’s past opens up some clues for Gibson but provokes Spector in a way that threatens to jeopardise the whole investigation. Gibson is forced to take ever greater risks but the closer she comes to capturing him, the more Spector trespasses into her private world, delighting in taunting and provoking her. As the net gradually tightens around him he becomes psychologically ever more dangerous and destructive.

Set in Belfast, Northern Ireland, this critically acclaimed series is written and directed by Emmy award-winning Allan Cubitt (The Boys Are Back, Murphy’s Law, Prime Suspect 2) and produced by Emmy award-winning producer Gub Neal and Julian Stevens.

The Fall (Season 2) starts with a double episode, 8.30pm, Thursday 19 November and continues 9.30pm,Thursdays on SBS.

Missed the first season of The Fall? Catch up on SBS, starting 10.15pm, 7 November (Ep 1 & 2) and 14 November at 10.40pm (Eps 3-5) and on SBS On Demand from Sunday, November 8.