BELFAST-based crime series The Fall has been commissioned for a second series.
The BBC drama, written by Allan Cubitt, has proved a success since its premiere earlier this month.
It has achieved an average audience of 3.5 million.
Ben Stephenson, controller of BBC Drama, said: “The Fall has proved both a critical and ratings hit for BBC Two and another reminder of the resurgence of drama on the channel.
“With more of Allan Cubitt’s intricate and thrilling plot revelations yet to unfold through the captivating performances of Gillian and Jamie, a second series is a must.
“Obviously we can’t give too much away as the first series builds to a gripping cliff-hanger, but what we can say is it will be surprising and intense as the first.”
Based on a serial killer who stalks victims in and around Belfast, The Fall stars X-Files detective Gillian Anderson in addition to a number of Irish actors including Jamie Dornan, John Lynch and Bronagh Waugh.
The third episode of The Fall airs tonight (May 27) at 9pm on BBC Two.