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 / ... 24 episodes, 2016-2020
Ray Panthaki ...  DI Rav Sangha / ... 24 episodes, 2016-2020
Jack Doolan ...  DC Mark Travis 15 episodes, 2016-2018
Jamie Bamber ...  DCI Tim Williamson / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Nicholas Pinnock ...  Jason Backland 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Imogen Faires Imogen Faires ...  Emma Backland / ... 11 episodes, 2016-2018
Asher Flowers Asher Flowers ...  Edward Backland 11 episodes, 2016-2018
Hugo Speer ...  Frank Young 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Aaron McCusker ...  Finn Maguire 8 episodes, 2020
Nina Sosanya ...  DCI Laura Porter 8 episodes, 2016
Amanda Burton ...  Katherine Maguire 8 episodes, 2020
Kelly Gough Kelly Gough ...  Stacey Barrett 8 episodes, 2020
Charlie Covell Charlie Covell ...  DC Alex Dier 8 episodes, 2016
Sinéad Cusack ...  Sylvie Gibson 8 episodes, 2016
Michael Colgan Michael Colgan ...  Rory Maguire 8 episodes, 2020
Harry Lloyd ...  Henry Gibson 8 episodes, 2016
Tobias Santelmann ...  Yann Hall 7 episodes, 2016
Sophia Brown ...  DC LeAnn Hunter / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Josh Herdman ...  Eric Davidson / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Yolanda Kettle ...  Becky Marani / ... 8 episodes, 2018


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.


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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On 4th October 2018 ITV announced that it had commissioned a third, eight episode series of the show to be released in 2019. It was available from Netflix, but not for UK members, finally airing in the UK on ITV in 2021. See more »


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Season 3 !!
25 June 2020 | by suziiidSee all my reviews

What was that?? Wtf is going on, it's like not the same show. It was weird creepy nothing made sense bad at everything. Where is the story.

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4 April 2016 (UK) See more »

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