Marcella begins series three production; adds plotlines

Yes, Marcella is back. The Hans Rosenfeldt series, starring Anna Friel, has begun production on its third and final series, ITV says. Following on from the dramatic conclusion of the previous series, the new eight-parter sees Marcella in Belfast as an undercover detective. She has taken on a new identity, Keira, and has infiltrated the…

Marcella renewed for a third series

ITV and Netflix’s Marcella – Hans’The Bridge’ Rosenfeldt’s first post-Bridge series – is coming back for a third run. The series, starring Anna Friel as the troubled London-based detective, finished its second stint earlier this tear to a mixed reception. Variety reports: Rosenfeldt is currently penning the third season, which will run to eight parts….

Series two of Marcella begins filming

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.

Hans Rosenfeldt confirms second season of Marcella for ITV

Stand 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…

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

Here 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…

Review: Marcella (S1 E7/8), Monday 16th May, ITV

Half way through this penultimate episode of Marcella – the most infuriating crime drama on television since From Darkness – DI Rav Sangha exasperated, “Sorry, but have I missed something here?” I knew how he felt. Like the previous six episodes, this seventh instalment lurched from one thing to the next, its myriad plot strands…

Trailer: Marcella, ITV

Yes, 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…

Review: Marcella (S1 E4,5,6/8), Mondays, ITV

Contrary to popular opinion, I have been watching Marcella on ITV… I just haven’t had time to write it up. It has been a busy couple of weeks, so I haven’t been able to dig into the series as deeply as I would have liked. But I’ll say this now, and anyone who has read…

Review: Marcella (S1 E2/8), Monday 11th April, ITV

Throughout the first episode of Hans Rosenfeldt’s Marcella, the eponymous lead character showed herself to be extremely unstable. In the face of a marriage breakdown, Marcella (Anna Friel) was prone to explosive bouts of violence and blackouts and at the end of the episode we saw her confront her estranged husband’s lover, Grace Gibson, only…

Review: Marcella (S1 E1/8), Monday 4th April, ITV

So here it is, then. Ever since it was announced that Hans Rosenfeldt would be following the third series of The Bridge with an ITV thriller, crime drama fans have been rubbing their hands with such ferocious glee that they have been starting fires everywhere they go. It’s an exciting thing to have one of…

Interview: Anna Friel, Marcella

Hans Rosenfeldt has built a strong and loyal following in crime drama circles thanks to his work on The Bridge, but his first ever British drama is about to be unfurled. Marcella stars Anna Friel as a troubled cop, who, 10 years ago gave up her fast-tracked police career to marry and devote her life…

ITV confirms Hans Rosenfeldt’s Marcella transmission date

Yes, the constant stream of quality crime drama has continued apace pretty much from 1st January onwards this year – and really have had some crackers already – but if you’re looking for the next big breakthrough series you might want to look to Hans ‘The Bridge’ Rosenfeldt’s first English-language series on ITV. We’ve known…