'The Fall' season 3 air date, spoilers: Spector is near death from gunshot wounds

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Viewers may finally mark their calendars as BBC Two recently announced that the much-awaited season 3 of thriller drama “The Fall” premieres later this month.

According to Cartermatt, the presumed final season of the series will hit the small screen on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. BST. The network also released what fans can expect from the narrative as they welcome the return of their beloved characters such as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) and Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan).

The synopsis reveals that Spector will be rushed to Belfast General Hospital where Dr. Joe O’Donnell (Richard Coyle), Nurse Kiera Sheridan (Aisling Bea) and the rest of the staff will engage in a bloody attempt to keep him alive.

“News of Spector’s arrest and life-threatening injuries reach Katie [Aisling Franciosi] and she plots to help him. With the powers-that-be questioning Gibson’s handling of the case, her determination to get a conviction is tested to the full,” the description continues.

Pop Sugar notes that the upcoming run will only be composed of five episodes which are apparently intended to conclude the entire story. Aside from the regular cast, the show will introduce new members such as Krister Henriksson, Aidan McArdle and Ruth Bradley.

Based on the previously released trailer, it appears that the psychotic killer will be able to survive the gunshot wounds sustained from the sophomore season’s finale. Dornan teased, “There’s quite remarkable turns in the third season that I really genuinely think people won’t see coming that are hugely exciting.”

Despite claims that it will be the last chapter in the franchise as a major character is rumored to meet his or her demise, some fans are said to be hoping that the storyline will still continue. What may have added to the assumption that there could be another run is showrunner Allan Cubitt reportedly stating that season 3 is not ending “necessarily.”

However, since there is no official statement yet, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.