'Hollyoaks' actor Gerard McCarthy joins BBC Two thriller 'The Fall'
Published Mar 16 2012, 16:00 GMT
By Morgan Jeffery
has joined forthcoming BBC Two thriller The Fall
Gillian Anderson will star as DSI Gibson
, a detective in pursuit of a deadly serial killer in Belfast.
actor McCarthy has now signed up for the project, Digital Spy
The Irish star is known for playing Kris Fisher on the Channel 4 soap from 2006 to 2010, and recently joined 12-part period drama Titanic: Blood and Steel
"I'm very excited about working on The Fall
," said McCarthy. "The scripts, by Allan Cubitt, are very special and our director Jakob Verbruggen has assembled a stellar cast of actors."
The BBC's controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson described The Fall
as a "rich and complex psychological thriller" and "a unique, forensic and characterful take on a classic genre".
Rehearsals are currently underway on the project, with filming expected to begin next week in Belfast.> Titanic: Blood & Steel Gerard McCarthy Q&A: It's not about a sinking