Character: Stella Gibson
Created by: Allan Cubitt
Directed by: Jakob Verbruggen, Allan Cubitt
Written by: Allan Cubitt
Produced by: Gub Neal, Julian Stevens
Cast Members: Jamie Dornan
Released date: May 13, 2013
Episode(s) Number: Appeared in all episodes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
The psychological thriller examines the lives of two hunters -- one is a serial killer who preys on victims in and around Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the other is a female detective drafted from the London Metropolitan Police to catch him. The local authorities have no suspects and no experience with cases involving sexually motivated serial killers; DSI Stella Gibson has. She heads a task force dedicated to solving the crime spree, with a simple motto: Anyone not part of the solution is part of the problem. The killer? He's Paul Spector, a father and a husband leading a double life, as viewers learn from the outset. He's hiding in plain sight, the protagonist in a cat and mouse game that is every police officer's worst nightmare.
• Gillian Anderson has declared that Stella Gibson is her favourite among all of the characters she has played, even more so than Dana Scully from The X-Files (1993).
• That’s what really bothers you, isn’t it? The one-night stand? Man fucks woman. Subject man, verb fucks, object woman. That’s okay. Woman fucks man. Woman subject, man object. That’s not so comfortable for you, is it?
• Because the basic human form is female. Maleness is… a kind of birth defect.