“The Fall” is the first investigative series toplining Gillian Anderson since her career-making turn as Agent Scully in “The X Files”. The Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award winner brings to her role the same intelligence and depth of character that won her millions of fans across the globe.
In its 1st Season, “The Fall” pits hunter against huntress: high-powered Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson and maddeningly clever serial killer Paul Spector. Brought in as an outsider to run the team, Stella feels a certain hostility, but she knows the psychology of serial killers. Her team explores the case from every angle, uncovering an intricate web of lives entangled by the murders, including members of both the killers’ and the victims’ families.
In the 2nd Season, we see the hunt for Spector become increasingly desperate as the net tightens around him and he becomes psychologically ever more dangerous. Since the killer is known to the audience from the start, “The Fall” is less a whodunit than a cat-and-mouse game that gains in intensity as the drama unfolds.