The British-Irish murder mystery thriller left us on a gripping note with the season 3 finale. Since then, devoted and loyal fans are campaigning for the renewal of The Fall season 4.
The Fall debuted in 2013, and has witnessed three seasons hence. The thriller series starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan follows Metropolitan Police Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson), who is sent to Belfast to review the progress and take over the case of a long-running murder investigation.
- The crime thriller that kept viewers hooked till the end
- Season 3 of The Fall cancelled?
- Season 4 to start streaming?
The crime thriller that kept viewers hooked till the end
The killer played by Jamie Dornan, has been incessantly killing young professional women and it is now in the hands of Stella to stop the killings. Stella is faced with numerous twists and turns and at the end, the question remains, will they get him?
However, things took a shocking turn at the finale episode of the season 3 of The Fall. Paul Spector, also known as Belfast Strangler, strangled himself, marking the end of Operation Musicman and sending Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson back to London. With that, the monster has been caught and the game between Stella and Spector is over.
Season 3 of The Fall cancelled?
Back when then serial killer drama was released, viewers were hooked onto it hereby giving it a huge fan base. The show went on to run for 3 seasons on the channel, following the cop and thief narrative. However, when season 3 was released, it was revealed that it will be the last for the show. But fans were desperate enough for another season.
The show’s viewership and popularity increased drastically after it was launched in full on Netflix. Back in 2015, speaking to the Daily Mail, Anderson had said that she thought the show could go on for four seasons. But however, season 3 filming was already in process back then, and the show was decided to conclude with that very season. A Deadline report in early 2016, confirmed the news saying that it will be the end of The Fall. Though no particular reason was given, it was implied that the story had come to an end. The story was brought to a gradual end, and the fans had closure.
With the end of this series, the two leads went on to star in various other projects. Anderson has gone on the play the role of Jean Milburn in Netflix’s Sex Education and will soon be seen as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown season four. Dornan was cast as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shade of Grey films and has gone on to appear in Robin Hood and A Private War.
But it is never too late for a revival, right? There could always be an implication that Spector is not really dead. Or there could be another killer on the loose.
Season 4 to start streaming?
As far as it is concerned, nothing can stop The Fall from coming for another season, as revealed by one of its cast members.
Lacy Moore, who played Lisa Benedetto in the third season, put an end to all the rumours of the cancellation of the series in an interview with the Irish Mirror.
“It’s funny because there has been so much stuff online about it being the end of The Fall. All I know is I’m supposed to be back in series four — I have no idea why people are saying it’s the end,” Moore said.
“I think they’re bringing in new characters to play the leads but I’m pretty sure they’re going forward with another season. It’s got such a massive fan base, it really is super popular, so it should go on for another season”, she added.
If there is a season 4, Stella Gibson’s past relationship with Jim Burns (John Lynch) might be explored and Katie Benedetto’s (Aisling Franciosi) obsession with Paul might transform her to be the show’s new serial killer.
“Obviously I don’t want to give anything away about how the third season will end, but I can say that I am looking forward to working with both Gillian and Jamie again in the near future.”
The show-runner hinted that major characters DSI Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) and Jamie Dornan as serial killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) are set for a new chapter of the crime drama. “It’s not the end of The Fall,” Cubitt added.
So while we are waiting for the network to confirm a return of The Fall, there are plenty of other shows you can binge watch meanwhile, or better — why not watch the three seasons of The Fall? Let us know what you would do in the comments section below.