Stella Sighting: Gillian Anderson Teases Her Return to Television in The Fall, Series 3


I don’t know about your television world, but mine always suffers when there’s no Gillian in it. Thankfully, the long drought — since February’s last X-Files episode aired — is nearly over. This fall … er, autumn, The Fall, Series 3, returns. Though we don’t yet have an exact date, the final six episode titles are already listed on IMDb:

“Silence and Suffering”
“His Troubled Thoughts”
“The Gates of Life”
“The Hell Within Him”
“Wounds of Deadly Hate”
“Their Solitary Way”

And over the weekend, BBC2 released another sweet tease:

***Spoilers ahoy: Vague spoilers for The Fall through Series 3 follow. Spoilers***


If you’re caught up on the series, DSI Stella Gibson’s (Anderson) haunting thoughts about Paul Spector make perfect sense. That she can’t get him out of her head isn’t the mystery, but exactly why he’s there is of great concern. Of course, whether he’s survived the Series 2 finale event remains to be seen, but, if I had to guess from those new episode titles, OF COURSE HE IS ALIVE. And of course Stella can’t help but want to get inside his head, as much as he’s gotten inside hers.

***End Spoilers***

If you’ve not seen the show and you’re a fan of Anderson, are a closet 50 Shades-er, or love excellent British series featuring fabulous, very human cops (like Luther) or serial killers (tv ones!), you owe it to yourself to watch The Fall in its entirety; I’d recommend not doing it alone, though. It’s an absolute heart-poundingly scary, at times very violent show. Dornan’s Paul Spector will crawl into your soul just as he did Stella’s. If you need a quick catch up, the previous Series 3 trailer covers the Series 2 finale goings-on.

Catch Series 1 & 2 on Netflix. The Fall also stars John Lynch, Bronagh Waugh, Niamh McGrady and Stuart Graham; Series 3 returns to BBC Two soon.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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