One of the big new shows in line to come to us in February is series two of Marcella, Hans Rosenfeldt’s London-based crime series starring Anna Friel. (And, before you ask, no, we don’t know exactly when The Bridge is coming back to British TV screens.) The tale of a mentally fragile London detective, it divided critics during its first run. But now we have a trailer for series two, which you can see after the jump.
The story begins with the discovery of a body inside a wall. The body is surrounded by toys and soft animals and a school blazer; a devastated Marcella soon works out that the body is that of schoolboy Leo Priestley, who was abducted a few years beforehand and a friend of Marcella’s son, Edward.
A task-force is quickly pulled together by newly promoted DCI, Tim and we are introduced to a new member of the team, LeAnn. In one of the first meetings, she stands up for Marcella – something that she is not used to within the workplace.
As the investigation progresses, we’re introduced to a number of new characters – an old pop star Reg and his manager and friend Alan; edgy businessman Vince Whitman and his charity boss wife Maya; a previously convicted criminal Phil Dawkins; brother and sister Gail and Eric; and Becky, the new fiancée of Marcella’s ex-husband.
While the storylines entwine, Marcella is still battling with her ongoing sporadic fugue states which she struggles to come to terms with and is getting increasingly worried about the effects it is having on her and her family around her.
New cast members include Nigel Planer, Keith Allen, Sophia Brown, Peter Sullivan, Jason Hughes, Victoria Smurfit, Yolanda Kettle, Josh Herdman and Harriet Cains.
Here’s the trailer…
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