Set in contemporary London with a British Metropolitan Police Officer at its heart, Marcella is Scandinavian noir on the streets of Britain. Told with Rosenfeldt's unflinchingly clear Nordic style, full of hooks and action, The series will lead the audience through a narrative maze until the final moments of the drama. Marcella will also delve into the psychology of a single female detective working solo on a serial murder case with many potential suspects and victims.

Returning to the Met's Murder Squad after a 12-year career break, Marcella is a detective in her late 30's 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 Jason and isolated from her daughter at boarding school, Marcella returns to work whilst attempting to make sense of what's happened in her life.

By coincidence a spate of recent killings have occurred which bear the hallmarks of unsolved murders committed over a decade ago. Marcella is immediately assigned to the case she first worked on in 2003. The killer was never detected and more bodies have been discovered with the same method of killing. Has the killer re-appeared or is a copycat murderer responsible for these recent deaths? How will Marcella cope returning to duties 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 evade at all cost?

Cast: Marcella Backland - Anna Friel; DI Rav Sangha - Ray Panthaki; DC Mark Travis - Jack Doolan; DI Tim Williamson - Jamie Bamber; Jason Backland - Nicholas Pinnock; Stephen Holmes - Patrick Baladi; DC Alex Dier - Charlie Covell; DCI Laura Porter - Nina Sosanya; Henry Gibson - Harry Lloyd; Sylvie Gibson - Sinéad Cusack; Yann Hall - Tobias Santelmann; Reg Reynolds - Nigel Planer; Phil Dawkins - Peter Sullivan; Matthew Neil - Ben Cura; Maya Whitman - Victoria Smurfit; Gail Davidson - Harriet Cains; Alan Summers - Keith Allen; Vince Whitman - Jason Hughes; DC LeAnn Hunter - Sophia Brown; Eric Davidson - Josh Herdman; Peter Cullen - Ian Puleston-Davies; Stuart Callaghan - Stephen Lord; Maddy Stevenson - Laura Carmichael; Cara Thomas - Florence Pugh; Clive Bonn - Andrew Lancel; Grace Gibson - Maeve Dermody;

Network: ITV (United Kingdom)
Premiered: 04.April.2016
Status: Running