Internationally acclaimed, Emmy award-winning star Anna Friel returns to our screens as the deeply troubled detective, Marcella, for the highly anticipated third series of the darker than dark, gripping drama. Following its UK premiere on ITV Marcella Series Three arrives on digital weekly from 27 January 2021, and on DVD alongside Marcella Complete 1 – 3 DVD Box Set on 15 March 2021, courtesy of Acorn Media International.
Co-created and written by writer-director of The Bridge and Scandi-noir legend Hans Rosenfeldt, the first two acclaimed series follow reckless detective Marcella Backland (Friel – Deep Water, Pushing Daisies) as she unrelentingly solves horrific crimes in London while struggling to balance her family life and debilitating mental health issues.
Series Three takes a dramatic new turn as Marcella goes deep undercover in Belfast and adopts a whole new identity alongside a snappy new haircut. But don’t be fooled – Marcella may have gone blonde, but the series is as dark as ever…
Under orders from new boss Frank Young (Hugo Speer – London Kills, Britannia) to infiltrate an infamous crime family headed by steely matriarch Katherine McGuire (Amanda Burton – White House Farm, Silent Witness), Marcella must put the past behind her and embrace her new identity…but will her old life catch up with her? Old boss DI Rav Sangha (Ray Panthaki – Gangs of London, Eastenders) certainly won’t give up on her without a fight.
Interweaving storylines follow Marcella’s quest for the truth and lead the audience into the depths of the Irish criminal underworld…and into her damaged psyche. As the past closes in, can Marcella run forever, or will she finally confront her demons for a chance at redemption?