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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 16 episodes, 2016-2018
Ray Panthaki ...  DI Rav Sangha / ... 16 episodes, 2016-2018
Jack Doolan ...  DC Mark Travis 15 episodes, 2016-2018
Jamie Bamber ...  DI 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 10 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 Leanne Hunter 8 episodes, 2018
Shawn Dixon Shawn Dixon ...  Armed Response Officer #1 8 episodes, 2018
Josh Herdman ...  Eric 8 episodes, 2018
Yolanda Kettle ...  Becky Marani / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Patrick Baladi ...  Stephen Holmes 7 episodes, 2016
Jason Hughes ...  Vince Whitman 7 episodes, 2018
Victoria Smurfit ...  Maya Whitman 7 episodes, 2018
Michelle Terry Michelle Terry ...  Jane Colletti 7 episodes, 2018
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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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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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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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Why is everyone so unlikeable in this show??
26 June 2018 | by desiree_abeytaSee all my reviews

I understand that the most interesting stories are always centered around flawed characters. However, so many of these characters are written to be increasingly unlikeable, and not in the "interesting" way. The worst offender is her ex, Jason. Why do the writers have him SO bent on being completely irredeemable and hateful? He has no base for 90% of his actions and I find it hard to believe they were ever a happy couple with how tastelessly revengeful and petty he is. But it's not just him. Marcella herself, though wonderfully acted, is completely unbelievable as a top detective. Most of her findings come from coincidence and someone with her type of "episodes" is hardly capable of the type of case work she does. Her head supervisor also seems to only have one role, and thats to tell her to NOT follow her instincts and to stay away from said suspect, basically "because he said so". And her kids... her KIDS. They hate her and are relentlessly cold and ungrateful for NO REASON WHATSOEVER. Like father, like offspring, I guess. So many unresolved plot points it gives LOST a run for its money. All in all, poor character development, unnecessary gruesome details for cases that end up being mediocre. Hard Pass.


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