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Marcella 

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Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.
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Series cast summary:
Anna Friel ...  Marcella Backland 17 episodes, 2016-2019
Ray Panthaki ...  DI Rav Sangha / ... 16 episodes, 2016-2018
Jack Doolan ...  DC Mark Travis 15 episodes, 2016-2018
Jamie Bamber ...  DCI Tim Williamson / ... 14 episodes, 2016-2018
Nicholas Pinnock ...  Jason Backland 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Imogen Faires Imogen Faires ...  Emma Backland / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Asher Flowers Asher Flowers ...  Edward Backland 11 episodes, 2016-2018
Nina Sosanya ...  DCI Laura Porter 8 episodes, 2016
Charlie Covell Charlie Covell ...  DC Alex Dier 8 episodes, 2016
Sinéad Cusack ...  Sylvie Gibson 8 episodes, 2016
Harry Lloyd ...  Henry Gibson 8 episodes, 2016
Tobias Santelmann ...  Yann Hall 8 episodes, 2016
Sophia Brown ...  DC LeAnn Hunter / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Josh Herdman Josh Herdman ...  Eric Davidson / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Yolanda Kettle ...  Becky Marani / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Eugene O'Hare ...  Eddie Lyons 8 episodes, 2019
Shawn Dixon Shawn Dixon ...  Armed Response Officer #1 8 episodes, 2018
Aaron McCusker ...  Finn 8 episodes, 2019
Patrick Baladi ...  Stephen Holmes 7 episodes, 2016
Victoria Smurfit ...  Maya Whitman 7 episodes, 2018
Jason Hughes ...  Vince Whitman 7 episodes, 2018
Michelle Terry Michelle Terry ...  Jane Colletti 7 episodes, 2018
Jorin Cooke Jorin Cooke ...  Conor 7 episodes, 2019
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Storyline

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, The series 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 Backland is a detective in her late 30's who gave up her fast-tracked role to marry and devote 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. Written by ahmetkozan

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Detective. Witness. Suspect.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2016 (UK) See more »

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Buccaneer Media See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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The name Marcella is pronounced "march-ella" in this series, using the Italian pronunciation. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Marcella S1-2 (2018) See more »

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Series 1 good. Series 2 far fetched
21 September 2018 | by TushpiSee all my reviews

I enjoyed series 1 though Marcella herself totally frustrated me. She is not likeable but was functioning if seriously mentally ill. The idea she could be this ill and no one around her notice and no one closely connected would take some action to get her help, was unbelievable. However the crime investigation was gripping.

Series 2 started off well enough. The crimes gruesome and baffling but after a couple of episodes it just spiraled. Marcella became so toxic, in fact manically nuts that she repulsed me. The story lines became muddled, messy, illogical and totally unbelievable. Like others have said, whole story arcs were just forgotten about. Certain characters and story lines that we followed over a number of episodes just disappeared with no explanation. No semblance of police procedure was followed. Marcella just ran around at will, maniacally clobbering people and smashing up things, with no reprisals. It was almost cartoon like if it wasn't so grim. Having said that, Anna Friels performance as a woman totally disintegrating into complete psychosis, is compelling. It's hard to look away. The whole premise of series 2 however is preposterous. Perhaps the writers ran out of ideas or got stoned or something, especially the last 10 minutes of Episode 8 which was ludicrous and disappointing. I won't bother to watch series 3


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