BBC drama The Fall returns for long-awaited third series

The Fall writer Allan Cubitt has brushed off criticism that he is misogynistic, as the psychological thriller returns for a long-awaited third series.

The BBC drama – which stars Gillian Anderson as DSI Gibson, a cop on the trail of a serial killer (Jamie Dornan) – has come in for criticism for its depiction of male violence and was once described as “an invitation to share an extended rape fantasy”.

After a two-year wait, fans of the popular drama will discover the fate of Spector, who was lying bloodied and injured in the arms of DSI Gibson at the end of series two.

Criticism of misogyny initially left Allan “very upset” but he now deems the opinion “absurd”.

The 64-year-old said: “It was something I had to talk to my daughter about who has counselled me very well.

“I can’t say I’ve never made any errors or could have done something better or something different but I know myself and I know these guys and I know what we’re all about and that’s just an absurd comment.”

The hit drama – filmed and set in Belfast – returns on Thursday reportedly for its final run with new star Krister Henriksson who is famed for playing Kurt Wallander in the Swedish version of the TV show.

Other newcomers include Aidan McArdle (Mr Selfridge), Ruth Bradley (Humans), Aisling Bea (Trollied) and Richard Coyle (Coupling).

The Fall airs on BBC Two on Thursday September 29 at 9pm.

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