BBC Two Extends ‘The Fall’ Season 2 Finale to 90 Minutes

By Rachel Cruz | 2 years ago
BBC Two Extends ‘The Fall’ Season 2 Finale to 90 Minutes

BBC Two’s hit crime drama “The Fall” is going to get a supersized season finale when it airs its last episode for the second season on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. The show has been given extra minutes instead of the standard 60-minute length for a TV drama. Read on to learn more about this news.

The announcement to the extension was published in a press release and posted on BBC’s online media center. BBC believes that the series owed to its fans to provide a “wonderfully shocking conclusion” to its second season finale; hence, the show is getting its additional minutes.


“I'm grateful to the BBC for allowing me the opportunity to finish the second series with a feature length episode. It's a real vote of confidence in the show and allows me the chance to explore the issues the drama deals with in real depth,” said Allan Cubitt, the show’s creator and writer, as also posted in the press release, in response to the announcement. 

Meanwhile, Gillian Anderson, who plays special investigator Stella Gibson in the psychological thriller, also announced the extension during her guest appearance at the “The Chris Evans Breakfast Show,” which broadcasts on BBC Radio 2. Aside from being the lead actress in the series, Anderson is also an executive producer of “The Fall.” Hence, she has a hand on where the show is headed.

She also threw some bits and pieces about a potential third season saying that the conclusion to Spector’s story may either take two different routes. One, Paul Spector (played by Jamie Dornan) could still be free by the end of Season 2, and Season 3 will be all about his capture. Two, they could finally catch this Belfast strangler this season and put a different case to the front and center for Season 3.

The Fall” premiered its six-episode second season run on Nov. 13, 2014 on BBC 2 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, while it’s United States and Latin America broadcast will begin on Jan. 6, 2015 via Netflix.

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