Jamie Dornan was left “shaking” when told the plot outline for the new series of The Fall
The 32-year-old hunk , who plays murderer Paul Spector in the BBC Two crime drama, says the second series will be even more exhilarating than the first as police detective Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) is hot on his heels.
He said: “When I got the breakdown for the second series, I was shaking.
“The scale of it has grown, there are twists and turns and there are moments which I can’t say too much about.”
Dornan – who will hit cinema screens in February 2015 as Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of the best-selling erotic novel ifty Shades of Grey – also revealed his serial killer character’s plans may start to crumble in the new series, creating an interesting relationship between Spector and Gibson.
He told ShortList magazine: “Cracks start to appear and Stella gets a bit of a foot in. That’s what makes it great television, and it’s probably explored slightly more in the second series. It’s what I love the most about him.”
The former model added that he thinks people are drawn to the character because they also see his vulnerable side.
He said: “Obviously what he’s doing is horrific – pure evil – but we get to see a human, relatable side to him at work and with his family which makes it more chilling to watch.
“You are literally thinking that it could be your next door neighbour. And I’ve had people say, ‘He’s a sick b*****d, but I kind of wanted him to get away with it.’ “