We’ve spent a heck of a lot of time as of late discussing the third season of “The Fall” airing on BBC Two — as a matter of fact, we’ll be back to do this even more later today!
In the process of doing this, though, we’ve certainly received a good many questions about a number of different things, with one of the primary ones being as follows: When are we going to end up seeing the show arrive on Netflix in America? The streaming provider owns the exclusive rights outside of the UK, and we know that sometimes there is a tendency for American stations / channels to wait for a long time following a show airs in the UK in order to premiere it. Consider this the “Downton Abbey” effect.
Luckily, we are pleased to report here that this is decidedly not the case! We’ve learned that on October 29, the entire six-episode series, which could be the last for Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, will begin streaming for Americans. This is only one day after the series comes to a close with a two-day finale event in the UK, which is in turn a change of pattern from what they typically do in terms of airing one episode a week.
As for whether or not the Netflix premiere date led to BBC Two scheduling the finale in such a way, it’s hard to say. Much of this is a “chicken or the egg” dispute as to whether Netflix scheduled this date before BBC Two decided on their finale date, or if the service made this announcement after hearing about their plans. Either way, it doesn’t matter. Rest assured that if you’re a fan of “The Fall” eagerly awaiting the show’s debut, you will be able to see it sooner rather than later.
If you cannot wait (or you are reading this article from the UK), head over here to see our preview for Thursday night’s episode. (Photo: BBC Two.)