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  • Premiered: 
    April 4, 2016
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  • Network: ITV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Hans Rosenfeldt & Nicola Larder 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
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  • Season 1
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    Season 2

Plot Synopsis

Set in contemporary London, MARCELLA centers on the psychological struggles of a Metropolitan police officer at a crisis point in her personal life, driven by rejection and intuition. Returning to the Met's Murder Squad after a 12-year career break, Marcella is a detective in her late 30s 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 and isolated from her children at boarding school, Marcella returns to work -- her sense of self shattered. She is immediately assigned to one of her old cases that she first worked on in 2003. A spate of recent killings has occurred, all carrying the same hallmarks as those unsolved murders committed over a decade ago. Has the killer re-appeared or is this a copycat murderer? How will Marcella cope with returning to duty when her own temperament is so fragile and vulnerable? Will throwing herself into her work provide the answers she's seeking or lead her dangerously into territory she must avoid at all costs? On Friday, July 1, 2016 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Netflix released the entire first season of MARCELLA in the United States.
Season 2 of MARCELLA had its U.S. premiere on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, as Netflix released the entire eight-episode second season. As Marcella gets to the root of her blackouts via hypnotherapy, her son becomes entangled in a police search for a child killer with an unusual M.O. In the season opener, a gruesome find inside the wall of a flat opens an old wound in Marcella's son. After learning of Marcella's blackouts, Jason issues an ultimatum.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Buccaneer Media