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

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gillian Anderson ...  Stella Gibson 17 episodes, 2013-2016
Jamie Dornan ...  Paul Spector 17 episodes, 2013-2016
John Lynch ...  Jim Burns 17 episodes, 2013-2016
Aisling Franciosi ...  Katie Benedetto 16 episodes, 2013-2016
Niamh McGrady ...  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 ...  Matt Eastwood 13 episodes, 2013-2016
Bronagh Taggart ...  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 ...  Glen Martin 10 episodes, 2013-2016
Richard Clements ...  Rick Turner 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Claire Rafferty Claire Rafferty ...  Christine Larkin 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Colin Morgan ...  Tom Anderson 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Kelly Gough Kelly Gough ...  Hagstrom 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Archie Panjabi ...  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 Siobhan McSweeney ...  Mary McCurdy 7 episodes, 2013-2014
Jonjo O'Neill ...  Tom Stagg 7 episodes, 2014-2016
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Storyline

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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When the hunter becomes the hunted. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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UK

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English

Release Date:

12 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Hajsza See more »

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16:9 HD
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Gillian Anderson and John Lynch also played ex-lovers in Bleak House (2005) where their affair ended prior to the beginning of the story, although they do not share any screen time. See more »

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Early in the series, Burns tells Stella that he's riding in a reinforced car in keeping with the dangerous climate in Belfast. Later, when Ferrington approaches to tell Burns and Stella about the Peter Piper development, Burns lowers the rear window, which wouldn't normally be possible in an armored vehicle. See more »

Quotes

Jim Burns: Why are women emotionally and spiritually so much stronger than men?
Stella Gibson: Because the basic human form is female. Maleness is... a kind of birth defect.
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Referenced in Baroness Von Sketch Show: If the Killer Is Watching (2016) See more »

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The best psychological thriller I've seen in ages
10 June 2013 | by c-kelsallSee all my reviews

This series had me gripped from start to finish, and I couldn't be happier that a second series has been green-lit. As a senior police officer leads the hunt for a serial killer in Belfast, we see the similarities in these two amoral protagonists. The story unfolds with an economy of scene structure which never omits important details; every scene drives the narrative, but it never feels unreal or stretches credulity. Beautifully paced, tension abounds with spine-tingling murder scenes. The characters are very well written, and played with pitch-perfect performances from the leads, Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan. Another reviewer on this strand didn't like the ending, but for me it was spot on. The story took the time to include complexities and unresolved events which are reflective of real life. Are we to castigate every TV show production team who leave a show on a cliffhanger ending to give them somewhere to go with the next series? If the next one carries the universally excellent production values of the first, then I for one can't wait.


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