A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serial killer in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their common complexity.


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Series cast summary:
Gillian Anderson ...  DSI Stella Gibson 17 episodes, 2013-2016
Jamie Dornan ...  Paul Spector 17 episodes, 2013-2016
John Lynch ...  ACC Jim Burns 17 episodes, 2013-2016
Aisling Franciosi ...  Katie Benedetto 16 episodes, 2013-2016
Niamh McGrady ...  PC Danielle Ferrington 15 episodes, 2013-2016
Bronagh Waugh ...  Sally Ann Spector 15 episodes, 2013-2016
Sarah Beattie Sarah Beattie ...  Olivia Spector 15 episodes, 2013-2016
Stuart Graham ...  DCI Matthew Eastwood 13 episodes, 2013-2016
Bronagh Taggart ...  DC Gail McNally 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Valene Kane ...  Rose Stagg 11 episodes, 2013-2016
David Beattie David Beattie ...  Liam Spector 10 episodes, 2013-2016
Emmett J Scanlan ...  DC Glen Martin / ... 10 episodes, 2013-2016
Richard Clements ...  DC Rick Turner 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Claire Rafferty ...  DC Christine Larkin 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Colin Morgan ...  DS Tom Anderson 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Kelly Gough Kelly Gough ...  PC Hagstrom / ... 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Archie Panjabi ...  Prof. Reed Smith 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Karen Hassan ...  Annie Brawley 8 episodes, 2013-2016
Tara Lynne O'Neill Tara Lynne O'Neill ...  Martina Dean 8 episodes, 2013-2016
Gerard Jordan ...  Brian Stone 7 episodes, 2013-2014
Tara Lee ...  Daisy Drake 7 episodes, 2014-2016
Siobhan McSweeney ...  Mary McCurdy 7 episodes, 2013-2014
Jonjo O'Neill ...  Tom Stagg 7 episodes, 2014-2016


A psychological thriller that examines the lives of two hunters. One is a serial killer who stalks his victims in and around Belfast and the other is a talented Detective Superintendent from the MET who is brought in to catch him. Written by vhavnal

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A race against time between 2 hunters on opposite sides of the law. (season 1) See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Jamie Dornan was born in the same city where the story develops (Belfast, Northern Ireland). See more »


Early in season 2, it is stated that Rose Stagg has two daughter, the first listed at 15 months. Later in the season, her husband notes 'it's easier with Cody. He's too young to note my distress,' which effectively changes the gender of their second child. See more »


Paul Spector: Art is a lie. Art gives the chaos of the world an order that doesn't exist.
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A Very Intelligent and well written thriller!!
24 June 2013 | by hastonlowmanSee all my reviews

Gillian Anderson is an excellent choice as lead detective in this series about her pursuit of a serial killer. The show also follows the life of the serial killer giving the audience an inside look that is rare and quite similar to Hannibal, but less dramatic in a good way. Ironically Gillian Anderson also has a prominent role in Hannibal as his personal Psychiatrist. I wish there were more shows like this on television, but I fear that the average person is more drawn to less sophisticated programming. At times it seems a bit slow, but the characters are so interesting it really doesn't bother me at all. I have yet to notice any glaring wholes in the writing and quite honestly the filming and cinematography is excellent! I pray this show is on for many more seasons to come, often though it is this type of show with all its perfection that gets cut short... let's keep our fingers crossed... they did at least get a 2nd Season.

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12 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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