Review: Marcella (S2 E1/8), Monday 20th February, ITV

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NB: SPOILERS INSIDE

Hans Rosenfeldt’s Marcella divided plenty of people during its first run in 2016. Some people I know really enjoyed it, but the majority I spoke to about it thought it was a mess. And, I have to say, that’s where my opinion lies – the cast of characters were just so unlikable (which hasn’t stopped me watching and enjoying a series before… see I Know Who You Are), the story promising but shaken out into an unholy mess. So what did series two hold? More of the same, or an improvement? Continue reading

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ITV confirms Marcella series two transmission date

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Hans Rosenfeldt’s Marcella divided critics and viewers during its first series. The show, which featured the mentally ill, titular detective (Anna Friel) did well enough for The Bridge creator to get the go-ahead for a second series on ITV. Now we know when it’s on. Continue reading

ITV reveals Marcella trailer for series two

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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. Continue reading

Series two of Marcella begins filming

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Series two of Hans ‘The Bridge’ Rosenfeldt’s ITV crime drama series Marcella returns to production this month. Returning alongside Anna Friel as the lead Marcella, are Ray Panthaki, Nicholas Pinnock, Jamie Bamber and Jack Doolan. There’s an all-new story all intertwining in typical Rosenfeldt, and there’s the lowdown after the jump. Continue reading

Hans Rosenfeldt confirms second season of Marcella for ITV

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marcella_0Stand by for two Hans Rosenfeldt-related stories this morning. The first is that the showrunner and renowned creator of The Bridge was appearing at the Edinburgh International Television Festival this week, and it’s a place where channels like to drop big announcements. In his appearance at the festival (alongside Anna Friel), he confirmed that a second series of Marcella would be happening in 2017. Read on for more. Continue reading

Review: Marcella (S1 E8/8), Tuesday 17th May, ITV

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webANXMarcellaEp8Here we are, then. The finale of a series that has caused much head-scratching and frustration but kept me interested just enough to find out who did it and why. At the end of episode seven, a final-shot twist revealed that Henry Gibson was the man now winning the killer sweepstakes, after we saw who he had imprisoned his best friend and previous prime suspect Matthew in his wine cellar. But was Gibson really the killer? I was girding myself for a final twist or two…

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Trailer: Marcella, ITV

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MarcellaYes, yes, I know that Marcella isn’t the best we’ve ever seen but it’s also something I want to see through. We’re onto our final two episodes – shown tonight and tomorrow night on ITV – so we’re girding our loins to see who the killer is. Is it Stephen Holmes? Is it Yann? Is it Henry? Or is it Tim? There are currently a lot of names in the frame. There’s a trailer for the final two episodes after the jump… Continue reading