ITV is yet to renew Marcella for series 2

The release date for Marcella series 2 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Marcella Series 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. ITV is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

Production info and storyline

Marcella is a new British crime noir drama series airing on ITV since April 4, 2016. Written by Hans Rosenfeldt, created by Rosenfeldt and Nicola Larder and executive produced by Rosenfeldt, Larder and Tony Wood, the series hails from Buccaneer Media. On July 1, 2016 the series will be made available to viewers outside the United Kingdom and Ireland. The freshman series of Marcella contains 8 one-hour episodes.

Marcella Backland (Anna Friel), a former homicide detective is forced to reboot her career in the London Metropolitan Police after a 7-year hiatus when her husband Jason (Nicholas Pinnock) unexpectedly leaves her with two children. Marcella throws herself into work, and finds herself investigating the serial killer in the same case that she worked on years ago, with a potential copycat killer following in his footsteps. The difficulties that she faces in readjusting to her duties and her suspicions regarding her husband`s past and present motivations are explored in depth.

Critical reception and renewal potential

The series, which comes from the creator of the cult Swedish-Danish thriller series The Bridge, has had a very successful debut with an audience of 6.3 million viewers, and slightly over 8 million viewers in L+7. Critical reviews of Marcella have been mostly positive, praising its dreamlike quality, beautiful cinematography, but also lamenting the lack of compelling hooks in the storyline. Whether or not the viewers will keep on watching Marcella throughout the present series, and whether it will be renewed for another run is still unclear. Please stay tuned for further developments in the fate of the series.

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