‘The Fall’ – First Peek of Season 3 Serves as Binge Reminder

Fans just got their first peek at the third and final season of the BBC Two/Netflix series ‘The Fall’ and we are already hooked.

It has been two years since the Season 2 finale of the brilliant and addictive crime drama, The Fall. So you can only imagine the excitement for non-bingers when BBC Two rolled out the first teaser for the new season. The 40 second trailer shows Gillian Anderson’s Stella Gibson swimming laps in a pool as the voice of serial killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) rings in her ears. That is not a lot to go on but it is more than we have had in a long time.

Watch it here:

If you have watched one of Netflix’s most binge-worthy offerings, you know that creator Allan Cubitt’s thriller will have you falling on the couch, unable to get up until you have finished watching every one of its 11 episodes. Yes, it is that arresting.

Told from both of its lead characters’ perspectives, The Fall chronicles the cat-and-mouse mind games between a doting family man leading a double life as a serial killer and the radiantly icy Detective Superintendent determined to catch him.

Be warned that if you have not watched it and intend on catching up before its Season 3 return, Season 2 ends on a huge cliffhanger. Hence you may want to wait until Season 3 draws a little closer before you indulge…or not. What’s a little waiting? The new season is expected to air sometime this fall (how poetic) on BBC Two. It is unclear when viewers in the states will be able to stream it on Netflix and if there will be a delay between the two’s respective airings. Season 3 will consist of 6 episodes. Their runtimes remain undisclosed. They should be around an hour with the series finale possibly running a little longer. The Season 2 finale ran for 1 ½ hours.

So what does Season 3 have in store? So much hinges on how that cliffhanger plays out, though that is less of a mystery now. Season 3 cast additions include Ruth Bradley (Rebellion) and Richard Coyle (A.D. The Bible Continues) among others.

If and when you decide to binge The Fall (assuming you haven’t already), you can expect to spot some familiar faces. Before he landed the role of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, Dornan starred as the psychopathic Spector. The Good Wife’s Archie Panjabi and recent Vikings actress Karen Hassan have crucial supporting roles, as well. While Merlin’s Colin Morgan shows up towards the end of Season 2. It doesn’t end there.

Game of Thrones fans will recognize Ian McElhinney (Ser Barristan Selmy), Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton) and Aisling Franciosi (Lyanna Stark), among its impressive cast. Franciosi stars in Season 1 and 2 and has a lot more lines in The Fall than she received in her high profile role on Thrones.

Has this been enough to convince you to binge The Fall on Netflix? With Labor Day weekend lurking right around the corner, it is a great opportunity to catch up before the new season begins.

The first 2 seasons of The Fall are currently available to stream on Netflix. Season 3 is set to premiere sometime this fall on BBC Two.