Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan have begun filming series two of The Fall.
Shooting on the new six-part run, written and directed once more by Allan Cubitt, commenced this week in Belfast.
As series two begins, Stella Gibson (Anderson) is on the hunt for fugitive Paul Spector (Dornan) with a personal link from the killer’s past revealing new clues.
But the closer Gibson 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, Spector becomes psychologically ever more dangerous and destructive.
“I’m over the moon to be back in production with this team again and to step into the shoes of the elusive Stella for what promises to be an even darker second season,” Anderson said.
Dornan added: “I’m delighted to be back in production for the second series of The Fall. Allan Cubitt has outdone himself and the scripts are stunning.”
Bronagh Waugh will also reprise her role as Spector’s wife Sally-Ann, while John Lynch will again play Assistant Chief Constable Jim Burns.
“We were delighted with the response to series one and can’t wait to unleash Allan Cubitt’s superb new scripts on the audience,” said Stephen Wright, head of drama for BBC Northern Ireland.
The Fall debuted on BBC Two in mid-2013 and was the channel’s biggest drama series launch in eight years.
Since the first series aired, Anderson has filmed roles in US series Hannibal and Crisis, while Dornan landed the lead role of sadomasochistic billionaire Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.