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Marcella (Netflix) -- S: Anna Friel -- Series Thread -- Premieres 7/1/16




Set in contemporary London and starring Anna Friel, Marcella - from internationally renowned screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge) - 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 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 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? Marcella also stars Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael, Nicholas Pinnock (Fortitude, Captain America), Ian Puleston-Davies (Coronation Street, Being Human), Nina Sosanya (W1A, Last Tango in Halifax), Ray Panthaki (The Wrong Mans, Convenience), Jamie Bamber (Law & Order: UK, Battlestar Galactica), Sinead Cusack (Jekyll & Hyde, Eastern Promises), Patrick Baladi (The Office, Mistresses), and Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones, The Theory of Everything). Marcella is executive produced by Hans Rosenfeldt, Nicola Larder, and Tony Wood at Buccaneer Media. Directors are Charles Martin (New Worlds, Skins, The Returned), Jonathan Teplitzky (Broadchurch, The Railway Man) and Henrik Georgsson (The Bridge). Andrew Woodhead is the producer (Fortitude, Spooks, Law & Order: UK).

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anna Friel as Marcella Backland
· Nicholas Pinnock as Jason Backland
· Sinead Cusack as Sylvie Gibson

CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrew Woodhead as PROD
· Hans Rosenfeldt as CRTR/EP
· Nicola Larder as CRTR/EP
· Tony Wood as EP

8 episode 1st season. From the creator of the original The Bridge

All 8 episodes are available as of 12:01am PT Friday


Originally aired on ITV in the UK back in April.


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Re: Marcella (Netflix) -- S: Anna Friel -- Series Thread -- Premieres 7/1/16

Watched it, darker than I expected!
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Re: Marcella (Netflix) -- S: Anna Friel -- Series Thread -- Premieres 7/1/16

On my list!
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Re: Marcella (Netflix) -- S: Anna Friel -- Series Thread -- Premieres 7/1/16

I like Friel so I'll give this a try...
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Re: Marcella (Netflix) -- S: Anna Friel -- Series Thread -- Premieres 7/1/16

Season 2 is up on Netflix.
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Re: Marcella (Netflix) -- S: Anna Friel -- Series Thread -- Premieres 7/1/16

Awesome!! Love the first season.
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Re: Marcella (Netflix) -- S: Anna Friel -- Series Thread -- Premieres 7/1/16

Excellent! Really enjoyed the previous season.

Netflix today also dropped three new episodes of The Staircase which is similar to Making A Murderer except Staircase originally started looking into the case via documentary in 2004 and then did two more eps in 2013, now these three new ones.

I think this will make the entire documentary 13 episodes in total at this point.
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Re: Marcella (Netflix) -- S: Anna Friel -- Series Thread -- Premieres 7/1/16

Ugh...this really went off the rails in season 2. Didn't like it one bit. And the ending??? What a waste of time. Won't watch if there is a season 3 that is for sure.
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Re: Marcella (Netflix) -- S: Anna Friel -- Series Thread -- Premieres 7/1/16

Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
Ugh...this really went off the rails in season 2. Didn't like it one bit. And the ending??? What a waste of time. Won't watch if there is a season 3 that is for sure.
I noted in the binge watch thread that I was intrigued by the ending, but yes, this season was a mess and could have been much better if Anna Friel was not portrayed as a complete sociopath. I rarely hate-watch something (too much stuff to watch so I just skip potential hate-watch shows like The Bachelor(ette), The Walking Dead, etc..) but this would qualify.

To clarify, I find quite a few Netflix originals to be good enough to get me to put down the iPad and pay attention to the whole show but this is the perfect show to put on and goof around on my tablet...no harm, no foul if I do not catch everything on the screen.

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