Set in contemporary London with a British Metropolitan Police Officer at its heart, Marcella is Scandinavian noir on the streets of Britain. Told with Rosenfeldt’s unflinchingly clear Nordic style, full of hooks and action, Marcella’s 8 x 60’ episodes will lead the audience through a narrative maze until the final moments of the drama. Marcella will also delve into the psychology of a single female detective working solo on a serial murder case with many potential suspects and victims.
Returning to the Met’s Murder Squad after a 12-year career break, Marcella is a detective in her late 30’s who gave up her fast-tracked role in marrying and devoting her life to starting a family. With the abrupt end to her marriage to the love of her life Jason and isolated from her daughter at boarding school, Marcella returns to work whilst attempting to make sense of what’s happened in her life.
By coincidence, a spate of recent killings have occurred which bear the hallmarks of unsolved murders committed over a decade ago. Marcella is immediately assigned to the case she first worked on in 2003. The killer was never detected and more bodies have been discovered with the same method of killing. Has the killer re-appeared or is a copycat murderer responsible for these recent deaths? How will Marcella cope returning to duties when her own temperament is so fragile and vulnerable? Will throwing herself into her work provide the answers she’s seeking? Or lead her dangerously into territory she must evade at all cost?
UK TV Premiere Date
Latest/Next UK Season: 3
Latest/Next UK TV Air Date: 26 January 2021 at 9:00 pm
UK Channel: ITV
Previous UK Premiere Dates
Season 1 – ITV – 4 April 2016 at 9:00 pm
Season 2 – ITV – 19 February 2018 at 9:00 pm
US TV Premiere Date
Latest/Next US Season: 3
Latest/Next US TV Air Date: June 14, 2020
US Channel: Netflix US
Previous US Premiere Dates
Next Season If Renewed: 3
Status: NOT KNOWN
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Country of Origin: UK
Additional Airing Notes:
British crime noir detective series starring Anna Friel.